The ESOLi project aims to increase the awareness of intelligent street lighting and accelerate the use of the technologies across Europe. Project partners plan to assess energy savings in different settings, help to coordinate procurement initiatives, speed up the development of legislation and standards, and draw up a list of customers’ requirements.
|The major specific objectives of the project are:
- to increase energy efficiency and to reduce CO2 emissions in outdoor lighting;
- to establish innovative financing schemes
- to transfer knowledge from experienced countries to countries with little intelligent light points;
- to establish a comprehensive network of key actors on national and European level;
- to improve the market conditions for energy service companies.
As a follow-up project from E-Street, the project aims at progressing and building upon the results of E-Street. Within the assessment of framework conditions, the state-of-affairs concerning technology, market barriers, knowledge and other general conditions will be examined and will lay the foundation for the other planned activities.
As one of the strategic objectives is to increase the number of installed intelligent light points, the promotion towards and the involvement of new end users are important tasks for the project. Appropriate information and consulting modules will be developed and implemented.
To reduce the lack of information and knowledge, trainings will be offered for the staff of street lighting operators and other relevant target groups, while at the same time the general conditions for standardisation as well as for new installations and contracts will be treated and improved towards and easier implementation of intelligent lighting systems in outdoor lighting.
Major outputs and Results
The most concrete outputs from the project will be numerous intelligent street lights in operation (or contracted) and hence saved energy. The increased knowledge and awareness of the intelligent outdoor lighting will be likely more important, though harder to document.
- Networking between interested municipalities, 250 involved municipalities at the end of the project.
- Advice to “involved” municipalities in meetings/talks (3 to 10 municipalities per partner country, depending on country size).
- 1000 interested municipalities as workshop participants.
- Assistance to municipalities to prepare tender documentations and contracts.
- 400 seminar participants.
- Monitoring and operation of new installations (100.000 new intelligent light points).
- Organization of 3 study visits.
- Cost reduction of components for intelligent systems.
- Energy savings.