Air Synergy, an Irish clean tech firm, has successfully broken into the US market with the installation of ‘intelligent smart poles’ in New York and Chicago.
The smart pole, which has been patented by the company, is a hybrid pole that uses wind and solar power to charge itself off-grid. The result is reduced costs of electricity and installation, with no more trenching or laying down cables to power lights. Their partnership with ARIS Wind has enabled Air Synergy to break into the market.
Commenting on the company’s announcement, Air Synergy’s CEO, Gerry Butler, said that the move represented a “major boost” for the company in an important growth market. “Our sales in the US have gone extremely well. The data has demonstrated our technology has been very effective and we have just received an order for a further 90 intelligent smart poles. We are globally ambitious and we have full confidence that our technology is the best in the world in the cleantech sector,” Mr Butler said.
So far the company has installed the smart poles in the Breezy Point Municipality, New York, Washington Irving Intermediate School, New York, Dobbs Ferry High School, New York and Chicago Institute of Technology. In Breezy Point, Air Synergy’s intelligent smart pole product is making use of the strong ocean winds, turning them into renewable energy. The smart pole is recording data about its efficacy as well as air pollutants to help the community in its mission to become more ‘green’.
Source; Irish Independent