Smart, Hybrid, Grid-Connected Exterior Lighting Systems.
The purpose of this Agreement is to fund the development and demonstration of a hybrid power (solar and grid-tied) exterior Light Emitting Diode (LED) area light system using a unique wrap-around solar panel with embedded sensors, controls and
This project aims to design, develop and demonstrate a hybrid power (solar, battery and grid-tied) exterior LED luminaire system using a unique wrap-around solar panel with embedded sensors, controls and monitoring in the luminaire. Demonstration of this system intends to improve safety in parking lots in low-income communities and aims to benefit California rate payers via lower energy cost, reliable and adaptable hybrid, exterior LED luminaire with significant reduction in nighttime grid energy consumption.
A hybrid exterior luminaires provide added level of safety because it is powered by the grid as well as an on board battery system.