Talca is Becoming a Smart City
Talca will become the first commune in Latin America to install a total of 27,000 LED streetlights, controlled with LUMINTELL remote lighting management system and the capacity to generate Public Wi-Fi.
The switch to high performance energy-efficient LED lighting resulted in drastically reduced energy consumption, while enhancing the atmosphere and improving the quality of light. There is a calculated reduction of 66% in the energy consumption, which equates to a drop of almost 8,000,000 kWh per year (i.e. $1 million per year!) and 2,227 fewer tons of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere annually.
The investment, including installation, has a payback period of less than 5 years, equal to the warranty period of 5 years. The technical lifetime of the installation is 16.7 years, more than 3 times the payback period and the warranty period.
“The solutions Novalume provided were an excellent contribution to Mayor Juan Enrique Castro Prieto’s efforts to reduce Talca operating costs, minimize their impact on the environment and transforming Talca City in a Smart City.”