Green initiative continues in Estepona, Costa del Sol

ECO-FRIENDLY: The lighting is efficient and uses solar power  CREDIT: Shutterstock 

Estepona makes a move towards an eco-friendly future with solar powered lighting. The Town Hall has opted to install LED lighting connected to solar panels. More than a hundred units will be installed in the first phase of the project. This new lighting will be used in different parts of the city and will cut CO2 emissions down by 18 tonnes. 

The pioneering lighting system will continue the plan to reduce energy consumption and look after the environment. Deputy mayor in charge of Services -Blas Ruzafa- has announced 106 units will be installed in the city centre and outskirts. 

Ruzafa explains that electricity will be generated by solar panels attached to the lights. The LEDs have a sensor that can detect ambient light and will turn on and off accordingly. Another benefit is their longer product life, that can last up to five years. And their easy set up that requires no wiring to the electricity supply. 

All these beneficial characteristics will lead to savings for the city and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 18 tonnes. The first phase will see 5.900 lights replaced by more efficient LEDs that will save approximately €160.000 in electricity bills.  

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