India is identified as the second largest country in the world in terms of population. It houses nearly 1.35 billion people who are directly or indirectly dependent on the country’s reserve of natural resources for all their major needs. One such basic need is electricity, which is generally fulfilled with the utilization of conventional sources.
According to a report by the Ministry of Power, Government of India, India’s energy demands are primarily met with thermal power followed by Renewable Energy Sources (RES), hydro and nuclear. However, the rate of energy consumption in India has experienced a massive up-surge with time which has led to a rapid depletion of resources.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) claims that energy demands in India are growing rapidly and will initiate major implications for the global energy market. According to statistics (2017), India’s energy production rate has risen by almost 97.86% from 1990 while the consumption rate has skyrocketed by nearly 169.33% during the same period. This indicates an urgent need of shifting the reliance on renewable energy sources as this disparity between production and consumption could lead to potential resource crisis in the near future.
Fortunately, the leading commercial lighting manufacturers have recognized the urgent need of adopting sustainability and efficiency oriented approaches. At Wipro Lighting, we are utilizing the potential of the most promising renewable source of energy (solar energy) in our solar lighting solution, SolaRISE™ in order to make solar power a viable energy solution for all.
Solar street lights by Wipro Lighting are powered by integrated smart and eco-friendly designs that ensure reliable performance. Their modern design approach enhances the overall efficiency and intelligence of the light, making it a truly holistic solution. Moreover, the lights are integrated as one single unit and house all the components, including the solar PV panel, controller, driver, and battery inside the streetlight itself. Thus, these lights are easy to install and deliver a longer serviceable life. According to lighting experts, Wipro SolaRISE™ is a highly efficient LED lighting solution that is driving the journey of the lighting evolution and is highly suitable for the modern infrastructure in the country.
Sunlight is available to humans for free and in abundance. Thus, solar lighting solutions can potentially bring down the overall cost of the infrastructure projects. For instance, a standard installation offers a payback of nearly 4 to 5 years on capital expenditure while ensuring minimal operating expenses. This has eventually helped in making solar power solutions more affordable and suitable for a variety of application areas.