CSR: Highway in Brazil lighted by solar power
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 33, August 2015
Sao Paulo — In Brazil, a
highwaywill be illuminated with more than
4,300 new street-lamps that operate on solar power.
Kyocera technologywill achieve this large-scale lightning project.
The Japanese company will lighten more than half of the 145-kilometer/ 90 miles long highway, which is a link road meant to re-route heavy traffic from the city of Rio de Janeiro outside of the city.
The solar panels of the streetlights are expected to produce 2.8 gigawatt hours of solar energy per year.
That equals to the average energy consumption of over 1,500 households, Kyocera reports.
The solar panels from Kyocera allow the highway, the
Arco Metropolitano do Rio de Janeiro, to provide renewable energy for its lightning.
And then there was light...
The solar powered lightning will improve measurres taken to solve traffic congestion, so