Portland, ME (Vocus) June 17, 2009
Streetlights are among a city's most important and expensive assets, accounting for almost 40 percent of its electricity bill. A managed street lighting network from Eco Alternative Solutions based on Echelon's technology offers cities an innovative way to control all aspects of lighting including cost.
Using some of the latest technology being developed, Eco Alternative Solutions has developed a Solar/LED street light product smarter than existing systems. By deploying Echelon's Smart Server system, cities will now have complete, real time control over their street lighting infrastructure with features that allow users to dim, completely turn off, pre-program times, assess current ambient weather conditions, and adjust accordingly along with many other customizable features.
Imagine a resident has an emergency, and a 911 call is placed. The street lights closest to the resident's home will begin flashing to notify emergency response units that they are in the correct vicinity. This intelligent networked system can even be completely controlled with an iPhone, as Mayor Gavin demonstrated in San Francisco on March 25th at the launch of their LED test pilot.
Echelon's technology is currently used in streetlight systems in Oslo, Norway; Ville de Quebec, Canada; numerous cities in France and Germany; and demonstration sites in Anchorage, Alaska, San Francisco and San Jose, California. More information is available at Echelon.com.
Eco Alternative Solutions is currently accepting applications for a free 90 day trial process of their newly developed ISS Solar/ LED street light. C.E.O. Shane Chapin said, "I believe it will be an exciting process for both the end user and our staff. During this 90 day trial period we will have the ability, in real time, to compare our lighting capabilities with direct competition running pilots on the same section of the grid."
Using Eco Alternative Solutions' ISS series with Echelon, the cost per day is still less than using just LED lighting technology. Couple that with the aesthetically appealing solar application (not seen from the ground), the units couldn't be any more efficient. To participate in the 90 day free trial, please contact the corporate office at 217.303.8255 ext.200. You may also email us at Applications (at) EcoAlternativeSolutions (dot) com. (The company's website is currently being redesigned to facilitate real time results for the public to see as the test is taking place).