Global Innovative's Eco-Pro(TM) Energy Saver for Streetlight Illumination
This newly announced product is strong evidence that Amory Lovins is right when he argues that you have to "get out of the box" to achieve radical efficiency improvements. HONG KONG -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/17/2005 -- Global Innovative Systems Inc. (OTC BB: GBSY) announced today that its proprietary branded Eco-Pro™ Energy Saver for Streetlight Illumination has completed a successful testing program in Singapore afer embarking on a similar project in Linyi China (pictured above). Instead of the usual "better mousetrap" approach of constantly stuggling to produce a better streetlight bulb, GIS, Inc. got out of mental gridlock and developed a system that adjusts illumination to local traffic volume, achieving almost a 28% cutback in energy consumption while continuing to meet liminosity standards at streeet level. This TreeHugger particularly likes their corporate motto: "Generating Profit Through Energy Savings". More after the fold.Of course its not done here in the US. The purpose of the Singapore-conducted test and the completed project in Linyi was to verify the performance of an Eco-Pro™ Energy Saver for Streetlight Illumination unit.
"Testing was conducted on a 2-way single-lane road approximately 400 meters in length with 12 streetlamp posts spaced approximately 25 meters apart. Performance was verified in terms of variance of Power Consumption (W) and Road Lighting Level (lux) from established baseline levels.
Key results of the month-long test include:
* a consistent 27.5% reduction in overall Power Consumption (W)
* average illumination of 20 lux (well above the minimum specified average of 12 lux)
* potential prolongation of lifespan of lamps due to reduction in the current drawn and heat produced".
From an early notice on the firm's web site we have a cost savings projection for the City of Linyi's installation: "The total annual electricity consumed by the particular segments of the street lighting system expected under the contract is estimated at RMB 11,000,000 (approximately US$1,329,064). As such, the annual energy cost savings to be generated is expected to total approximately RMB 3,124,000 (approximately US$377,454)".
Just imagine doing this in a majority of all highly developed and lit urban areas across the globe. What a gift to lovers of the night sky and to municipal budgets, not to mention the earth's climate. And while we're at it, lets go for all those shopping center parking lots as well.
The reason this won't be made absolutely mandatory in the US, with a decade long phase in period is what?
by: John Laumer