- Inexistence of adequate PV streetlights for retrofitting.
- Costs reduction (logistics, operational; costs reduction in purchasing and installation in comparison with standard solar streetlights).
- Excellent performance.
- Adaptation to the increasingly restrictive legal and environmental requirements.
- Inconspicuousness and compactness; better acceptance and less components vandalism.
- Fulfil SMART CITY requirements.
FASCOM is an advanced concept of solar streetlight. Its main technical features are:
- Compact dome-shaped design, in which a lightweight composite based PV module works as the shell itself, avoiding separated parts in the LED luminaire (non-aesthetic). It also opens the gates of the streetlight retrofitting market.
- Thin-film CIGS solar cells, based on an innovative and flexible interconnection system, allowing to electrical customize the PV module design and adapt it to the desired needs with a competitive cost of production.
- PV module designed to function regardless of the orientation, thanks to its domed shape.
- Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms for optimal PV output in non-planar surfaces.
- Bidirectional micro inverter and charge controller for dual performance: energy storage/grid connection.
- Integrated communications and software application for remote management of the streetlight.
- Flexible power supply mode due to the possibility of feeding the luminaire by means of 3 different sources: (1) domed PV module which is part of the streetlight, (2) associated battery and (3) the electrical grid.
- Prototype under testing
- Installation of pilot series
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