With increased awareness of climate change and the need to invest in alternative sources of electricity generation, countries around the world are investigating ways to reverse man made climate change. Due to their conspicuous nature, pole lighting in cities is often viewed as an obvious source
of electricity use and good reason to look at alternatives such as solar pole lights.
Focus on Taiwan
Taiwan is an island country in East Asia. The main island, known historically as Formosa, makes up 99 per cent of the area controlled by the ROC, measuring 35,808 square kilometres situated approximately 180 kilometres across the Taiwan Strait from the southeastern coast of mainland China.
due to the topography of the island which is very mountainous.
Why are solar pole lights relevant for Taiwan?
Due to climate change, the average temperature in Taiwan has risen 1.4 °C in the last 100 years, twice that of the worldwide temperature rise. The goal
of the Taiwanese government is to cut carbon emissions by 20 per cent in 2030 compared to 2005 levels, and by 50 per cent in 2050 compared to 2005 levels.
With street lighting accounting for an average of 40% of cities public energy consumption, transitioning to solar pole lights and integrated solar light solutions not only offers a cost saving to public spending, but also significantly reduces the cities reliance on grid power.