- June 11, 2016
- LED Market
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Use of solar street lights for illumination purposes is gaining ground among people around the whole of the world. This is due to various benefits that use of solar LED street light offers in terms of quality light, using renewable source of energy, reduced dependence on electricity generated through traditional sources of energy, saving of power bills besides others.
At the present time, there are around 49 countries in the world where solar energy driven street lights are being used for illumination purposes and these countries are located in various continents like South America, North America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia/Oceania. But out of these 49 countries based on their respective total photovoltaic installed capacity, there are about 10 countries where use of solar street lights is tremendously popular. Photovoltaic is a term associated with the ability of a solar cell to produce a voltage when it gets exposed to light. These countries happen to be China on the top and then Germany, Japan, United States, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia and India in the subsequent order.
But if we consider the criteria of top countries using added photovoltaic capacity, then also there are 10 countries where use of LED solar street light is quite popular. These countries are China on the top and followed by Japan, United States, United Kingdom, India, Germany, South Korea, Australia, France and Canada.
While many industrialized nations got installed a significant amount of solar power capacity into their grids for supplementing their conventional energy sources or for providing an alternative to their conventional energy sources. In contrast, less developed nations opted for solar energy for reducing their dependence on the imported fuels that cost them huge amounts of money.
For whatever reason, a given country opted for solar energy it is gaining from its investment in this renewable source of energy as it has been able to reduce its dependence on traditional energy sources for electricity generation, promoting environment friendly use of solar energy and improved return of its investment in the long run.