Sant Fost street lights run on renewable energy
Sant Fost de Campsentelles is a model for cities around the world for its smart use of renewable energy to power its street lighting system. At Citelum, we worked hand-in-hand with the Spanish town to make this goal a reality.
Sant Fost de Campsentelles, a small city near Barcelona, has been attracting a steady stream of new residents since the early 1990s. To support this population growth, city planners have introduced a large-scale urban development program that includes upgrading all the street lighting. In addition to improving operations, the new equipment had to support the city’s sustainable development policy. Our Spanish subsidiary teamed up with the city to secure public-private financing and carried out the renovation work under an Energy Performance Contract.
The Sant Fost project proves that an urban development project can generate both cost savings and environmental benefits with initiatives like:
These savings helped finance the investments needed to rebuild the city’s entire lighting system and increase the number of lights by 11% for greater capacity and performance.
Sant Fost’s upgrade is, of course, a good example of sustainable urban development. Concretely, the overhauled system will help:
These benefits were made possible not only by installing new materials and systems, but also by using our Luxicom® remote lighting management software. To ensure that the new lighting system was fully optimized, we: