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Energies 2018, 11(7), 1783; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11071783

The Use of Led Technology and Biomass to Power Public Lighting in a Local Context: The Case of Baeza (Spain)

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Faculty of Business and Management, University of Granada, 18010 Granada, Spain
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Polytechnic School of Linares, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Faculty of Business and Management, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Santiago 7500912, Chile
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Granada. 18010 Granada, Spain
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Received: 13 June 2018 / Revised: 29 June 2018 / Accepted: 5 July 2018 / Published: 7 July 2018
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The impact of public lighting on consumed energy, financial cost, use of raw materials, and the environment is a major concern nowadays. The high amounts of energy needed to satisfy the increasing demands of cities around the world has led researchers to look for alternatives to classical fossil sources, with low implementation in public lighting up to date. In this context, circular economy (CE) proposes a new perspective of engineering based on smart design for the future life of products where even wastes have an added value as technological nutrients for other applications. A convergent consideration of CE and the urgent necessity of more sustainable public lighting leads to this proposal. The ad hoc use of a local biomass plant for powering the public lighting of one small city is considered, and important conclusions reinforcing the link between lighting and CE are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: public lighting; circular economy; energy efficiency; sustainability public lighting; circular economy; energy efficiency; sustainability
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Molina-Moreno, V.; Núñez-Cacho Utrilla, P.; Cortés-García, F.J.; Peña-García, A. The Use of Led Technology and Biomass to Power Public Lighting in a Local Context: The Case of Baeza (Spain). Energies 2018, 11, 1783.

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