Perspectives of solar street lighting installation in Moscow parks: Kuzminki-Lyublino case study

S.P. Koshkin

Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Abstract. Solar street lighting market is growing rapidly demonstrating effectiveness of this lightning method. Technologies greening vector promoted its application in parks.  It benefits recreational potential of parks providing by energy self-sufficiency instead of many unfavorable factors connected with traditional lighting methods. Installation possibility of solar street lighting system in Kuzminki-Lyublino park was studied. Lighting installation along foreground paths may increase recreational potential. Two methods were used to calculate needed amount of lamp posts and possible amount of solar panels, results were compared. The cost of solar street lighting system for Kuzminki-Lyublino park was calculated as well. Roadside vegetation was mapped during field studies to find restraining of artificial light and its support of environmental function of the park. It was found that the incoming solar radiation in Moscow and the current state of solar street lighting market in Russia enable annual energy-self supply about 95% for street lighting systems with less than 50% share of lamps with solar panels.

Key words: street lighting, solar energy, park lighting, recreation territories, Moscow, Kuzminki-Lyublino.