It was only a few years back when the first solar powered street lights Philippines shined on the streets of Pasig City. 27 street lights were installed as part of the Clean Air Month. And it is quite overwhelming that the government is acknowledging the benefits of using solar power in our country.
How do these street lights work?
These street lights, with batteries and solar panels on top, absorb the sun’s energy throughout the day and converts it to electricity at night. The streetlights automatically light up and run from 6pm to 5:30am.
What benefits do we get from using them?
The use of solar energy to light up streetlights cuts down the government’s monthly electrical bill by almost 70%. It not only gives us a financial benefit but is also renewable energy source. As a renewable energy, it lowers carbon emission and pollutants.
How much do these solar powered street lights cost?
A solar street light can cost between P30,000-P49,000, depending on the type of light and height of the streetlight pole itself. This investment will pay for itself in 2-3 years, while lasting up to 25-years.
What about its maintenance? How much will it cost?
Solar panel maintenance is pretty easy. It only needs to be wiped down every few months.
Using solar power electricity is a way to help with the issues of global warming and the decreasing, harmful energy sources that have been in use for centuries. Our government is doing its share to lessen the problems we have with regards to this. It is envisioned that solar powered street lamps will light up all the streets of the Philippines, especially in remote areas.
For now, billion-peso projects on solar powered streetlights are underway all over the Philippines. This is a wonderful step towards a holistically better nation.
Some of our countrymen are also using solar power for electricity at home and in some business establishments. It is now time for us to extend our knowledge of this renewable energy source to our less fortunate fellowmen for them to recognize its enormous benefits to us and to our environment.
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