Timişoara municipality has implemented, for the first time in Romania, a pilot project for the public transport system and traffic safety in the city including the installation of renewable energy sources (green energy) for supplying the electronic display panels in the station of Timişoara Public transport Operator (RAT) and the road signalling devices.
A photovoltaic system including photovoltaic cells, support, batteries, safety elements and all the other equipments has been estimated at RON 10,000 with a guarantee period of 2 years and a life expectancy of 25 years in conditions of maximum efficiency. The project was developed from RATT’s own financial sources. “The benefits of the new system consists in the fact that renewable energy equipments are non-polluting, power consumption is zero, as they use sun energy, there is no need of electricity for installation, roads are not damaged, as well as pedestrian ways and green spaces and the number of feeding wires is also reduced”, declared Vice Mayor Adrian Orza for Agerpres .
Thus, eight public transport stations have been equipped with photovoltaic cells.
The photovoltaic battery ensures a reserve of 72 hours of uninterrupted operation in low lightness conditions.