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Solar Pole Lights in Taiwan

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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

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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. 

Taiwan lies on the Tropic of Cancer, and its general climate is marine tropical with mild winters and hot, rainy summers. The northern and central regions are subtropical, whereas the south is tropical and the mountainous regions are temperate. These variations in climate throughout the region are largely
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.

Over the past 20 years innovations in street and area lighting have seen improvements in efficacy switching from mercury vapour and high pressure sodium, to metal halide and fluorescent, finally to LED which has innovated the industry with its long life and reduced energy demands.

Solar pole lights are the next step in this evolution towards sustainable cities of the future. 

How many solutions can we offer?

We can provide vertical solar panels which can be integrated on any type of pole or our solar pole light product ranges with many support technologies. 

FAQs

Why is solar pole lighting attractive for cities?

: Pole lighting typical accounts for 40% of a cities public electricity requirements. Integrating solar pole lights helps eliminate this reliance on grid power and reduces the amount of public spending on electricity. 

Why is solar pole lighting particularly relevant for Taiwan?
: Man made climate change has impacted Taiwan more than other regions globally, giving them additional incentive to innovate and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. 
What is the average day length in Taiwan?

: Taiwan lies on the Tropic of Cancer, with days averaging 10 to 12 hours throughout the year.

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