New Atlas Copco Solar-Powered Light Tower Improves Sustainability
Published: 12/10, 2021
Atlas Copco Power and Flow has launched a new user-friendly solar-powered LED light tower, the HiLight S2+, which enables users to reduce CO2 emissions by up to six tones compared with traditional technologies. The HiLight S2+ offers a robust alternative to temporary diesel lighting for end users and rental companies operating in infrastructure, construction projects, and mining operations, while allowing sites to increase their sustainability and comply with zero CO2 emission and noise regulations.
The HiLight S2+ features 4x90W LED floodlights to deliver 21,500 ft2 (2,000 m2) light coverage. The light tower is extremely easy to work with and use as there are no external cables or refueling required. Moreover, the system features an external control panel, and the lights have a dimming function to prevent light and energy from being wasted unnecessarily, which further increases autonomy.
Designed for year-round use at temperatures from 23° to 122° F (-5° to 50°C), the new solar light tower provides autonomous operation where solar yield is greater than energy demand,. In cases where energy demand is higher than solar yield, the tower can also be charged with Atlas Copco’s ZenergiZe energy storage systems or any external power grid, achieving a total green and clean solution. Batteries can be recharged with solar energy in eight hours or an external power source in just three hours.
The HiLight S2+ light tower has also been designed with a pop-up canopy for better serviceability. In addition, its minimal maintenance needs help to reduce downtime and operational costs, while allowing a quick return on investment. The tower delivers high efficiency coupled with low service cost, which enables site managers to realize operational cost savings and achieve a quick return on investment.