This solar lighting project is the first of its kind to be established in Dubai, U.A.E.
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., March 1, 2013 -- Trojan Battery Co., the world's
Solar Project of the Year" award at the Middle East Electricity 2013
tradeshow held in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). Trojan's renewable
energy group and Trojan's master distributor Hydroturf International were
recognized for the implementation of a solar-powered rural street lighting
project in 2012 which was commissioned by the country's Ministry of Public
Works. This solar lighting project is the first of its kind to be
established in Dubai, U.A.E.
"The success of this project is a step forward in the adoption of reliable
solar lighting technology as a viable alternative to conventional
grid-connected lighting technology for both rural and mainstream roadways,"
said Romina Arcamone Garcia, Trojan Battery's international business
development manager for renewable energy. "Trojan focuses its research and
development efforts purely on deep-cycle battery technology for use in some
of the harshest climates. This project highlights yet another example of
Trojan batteries being successfully deployed in renewable energy
applications in the field."
In support of the U.A.E. government's directives for the implementation of
projects that meet principles of sustainability, Trojan and Hydroturf worked
with Incon Infrastructure Contracting to install 404 solar street lights
along an 11 kilometer stretch of rural road in the area of Wadi Sidr. The
solar light poles each feature two Trojan 8D VRLA batteries which serve as
the energy storage devices to power the streets lights after dusk.
This project also adds a unique IT component to the conventional solar
lighting solution that enables the street lights to be remotely monitored
via a cell phone by technical personnel from anywhere in U.A.E. The
software enables users to remotely switch the lights on or off when needed,
or reduce the working hours of one or all of the light poles.
"The Dubai solar lighting project will not only reduce carbon emissions in
the region by eliminating the need for high-tension wires connected to the
grid, but will also save money through the use of long-life LED lights and
improve public safety by illuminating rural roads for drivers," said Mohamed
Hashique, regional sales manager for Hydroturf. "Overall, the solar
lighting project for the Wadi Sidr area offers a multitude of benefits to
both the local community as well as the government in achieving its
objectives for sustainable energy solutions."
The 2013 Middle East Electricity Awards recognize outstanding achievements
of individuals, departments, teams or organizations that contributed to the
growth and development of the energy industry with a focus on the power,
lighting, renewable energy, nuclear and water sectors
About Trojan Battery Company
Trojan Battery Company is the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle
batteries, offering a complete portfolio of technologically-advanced
deep-cycle flooded, AGM and gel batteries that provide maximum long-lasting
performance to meet the requirements of today's advancing renewable energy
systems. Trojan Battery Company, founded in 1925, is ISO 9001:2008 certified
with U.S.-based operations in California and Georgia. For more information,