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SmartPOLES® for Big Cities or Rural Communities

Warsaw 18 August 2014

ReplaceQ: How does a large Capital City reduce utility operational energy cost and mitigate CO² by more than 70% whilst upgrading its WIFI capability, improving city lighting and better controlling traffic to reduce the impact of pollution? A: Get “SmartPOLES®”

Upgrading existing infrastructure to SmartPOLES® means LED Lighting without disruption Plug and Play. SmartPOLES® architecture can incorporate backhaul, gas detection and even speeding cameras

A three in one solution from cost savings

Poland’s SOLIDEA Group InsertLED® presents an opportunity for everybody from large cities to small urban communities to upgrade to LED lighting within existing infrastructure. InsertLED® is as its name suggests is an LED insert light source which can be installed in existing street lighting anywhere and in little more time than it takes to change a light bulb. Continue reading

Why insertLED® is ahead of the game

Warsaw 4 April 2013

solsticeExchanging Central Europe’s Street lighting High-intensity discharge lamps [HID] including all of its High Pressure Sodium lamps [HPS] for more efficient LED is no mean feat. There are more than 6,2 million street lamps in Poland and many more security lights. The LED upgrade in CE’s ten nations will save more energy than a large Nuclear Power Plant can generate, But unlike the Nuclear Power Plant these savings are sustainable.

LED will not just save money. Brighter, better quality lighting will make Poland and its neighbors safer, reducing road accidents and crime.

“25% of all the European Unions pedestrian fatalities occur in Poland as many accidents that through bad driving could be offset by better lighting conditions”

The Nationwide LED upgrade will be Poland’s largest contribution to date in permanently reducing CO2 emissions within its borders. Energy saving and Energy efficiency is big business in Central Europe “smart energy” initiatives now commit more than 10 Billion Euro of energy infrastructure investments in the next 10 years.

How critical are public utility energy savings in Poland?

Energy savings are now very critical to the Polish economy. Whilst everyone focuses on the cost of energy generation and speculates who the outcome benefits, few realize that there is a limit to the future supply of electricity without major investment in infrastructure and distribution. Contrary to the belief some might have coal mining is very uneconomical in Poland and because there is a limit to the amount of subsidies available Poland now imports 50% more coal than it did 2 years ago. Aging infrastructure and uneconomical power supply as many are only to aware will soon have the better of Poland. Continue reading

Greenlight for Moonlight

Phnom Penh Arpil 5, 2012



Since “Moonlight” has been a tremendous success in rural Cambodia Jim Gramberg and his team have now been given the “green light” for international expansion to ensure long term product sustainability and growth. The SOLIDEA global team are primarily looking to find new markets in West and Central Africa for Moonlight.

The “Moonlight” is manufactured by Kamworks it is being promoted as a children’s homework light it gives light to thousands of young Cambodians where there was none, Moonlight is a big hit with adults too and as the project manufactures Moonlight in rural Cambodia it provides work and an important role model to the local economy. Continue reading