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Vaibhav Dixit

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Smart Solar Street-lighting Scheme for Non-electrified Areas

The main objective of this idea is to provide a smart street-lighting scheme for the areas which are not yet electrified. Solar lighting provides a feasible solution for such areas. But the solar lighting system cripples during winter and cloudy seasons. My idea is to exploit the solar lighting system in an efficient manner. With the emergence of a general purpose GPS accurate spatial position, time and solar angle can be obtained. With the help of these parameters, the alignment of solar panel can be adjusted so that it works at its maximum efficiency. The other thing which can be done is that with the help of a data network, a near accurate next 12hours weather data can be obtained. This real time weather data can be used to chalk out the lighting plan for the remaining dark hours. With the advent of LED lights, the lumen can be adjusted very easily. So for a cloudy day, though there will be very less solar energy generation still the street light works for the entire night but at less lumen. This will save the area from a complete dark situation.

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