Ministry Of Science and Technology Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI) and Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), set upon a bold mission: to harnesses the cleanest, most abundant renewable energy source available; solar energy, to provide rural outdoor lighting that preserves resources, requires no moving parts, and is virtually maintenance free. Their challenge: To find a solar solutions provider that would allow them to generate sufficient power, easily retrofit onto existing light poles, work well on new poles, and perform well in the rural environment as well as be aesthetically pleasing. Their first area would be several rural inland villages and a fishing village with a newly made jetty in the state of Melaka, Malaysia.
MOSTI selected the QEOS LED solar street lights to be an ideal fit for their lighting solutions. The flexibility, low weight and power generating capability of the solar panels allow QEOS LED to create self-contained solar-powered lighting that it is off-grid and can be used in remote installations and is unaffected by power outages. QEOS LED’s lighting solution is ideal for roadways, sidewalks, apartment and condominium complexes, corporate and industrial parking lots, retail parking lots, university campuses, government institutions, and military installations. The entire installation for all 25 Solar Street lights took 4 Days with a QEOS LED crew of 6.
The QEOS LED solution also provides a clear white light for improved security. It is able to provide their customers a solution that is easier to install and operate than a traditional incandescent street light, with virtually no maintenance costs, no electrical costs, and superior lamp life hours.
The 25 LED streetlights installed are powered off-grid by solar panels and batteries, all mounted on galvanized steel poles set on concrete foundations. Being solar powered, the lights are cost effective in terms of no energy costs, no trenching or cabling and minimal maintenance costs. The batteries being recharged by the solar panels can be expected to last up to 20 years.
For this case, the QEOS LED system’s programmable Charge Controller automatically manages the operation of the LED solar streetlights based on amount of sunlight available to the solar panels. As dusk approaches, the Controller will turn on the streetlights at full brightness (100%) for 12 hours.
Total of 9 QEOS LED Solar Street Lights on 4 meter poles were deployed at a jetty for the fishing village of Kampung Hailam, melaka. As well as an additional 16 QEOS LED Solar Street Lights on 6 meter poles were installed at the surrounding 3 villages namely Kampung Gelam, Kampung Solok Tangga Batu Pekan and Kampung Bukit Darat.