Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Canada version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Cities Today > Cities Today 20 > Solar LED brings ‘leapfrog’ lighting to off-grid India and Thailand

Solar LED brings ‘leapfrog’ lighting to off-grid India and Thailand

As governments across the world look for ways to curb carbon emissions, improving energy efficiency is an urgent priority. For industrialised nations, renovation of existing infrastructure is crucial to save both energy and the environment. In developing regions, solar lighting has given us huge opportunities to ‘leapfrog’ outdated technology.

New projects in India and Thailand vividly demonstrate this potential. The Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Manipur, for example, have begun installation of more than 76,000 solar LED street lamps in rural communities. Solar LED is less expensive, more environmentally friendly, and eliminates the noxious fumes from alternatives such as kerosene.

Today, almost 300 million Indians depend on wood fires or kerosene for their lighting. Worldwide, about 1.1 billion people–or one in seven–are trapped in light poverty, denied access to reliable electricity. Clean solar light is a simple, fast solution to this injustice.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Cities Today - Cities Today 20
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Cities Today 20
Read Now!
Getting free sample issues is easy, but we need to add it to an account to read, so please follow the instructions to read your free issue today.
Email Address

View Issues

About Cities Today

Cities without borders How mayors are taking the lead on the migrant crisis - The new role of insurers in resilience planning - Which city will be first to carbon neutrality? -The need for global standards on urban data Cities Today is the only global magazine containing analysis, comment and best practices on sustainable urban development, connecting local governments with public and private sector solutions. With an expert editorial advisory board comprising the World Bank, UN-Habitat, UNEP, and city associations ICLEI, C40, UCLG ASPAC, UCLG Africa, UCLG MEWA, Sister Cities International and FLACMA, the publication highlights the challenges facing city leaders and local governments in mobility, finance, smart technology, health care, energy efficiency, water, sanitation, security and housing

Other Articles in this Issue