Kight off-grid streetlights light up new Wokingham homes

Kight’s partnership with Abri Housing Group is growing with the installation of its off-grid streetlights at Abri’s latest development in Wokingham, Sorbus House. This 38-home development, consisting of one and two-bedroom apartments on a central brownfield site, is part of Abri Group’s commitment to build 12,500 new homes by 2030. As a not-for-profit company, Abri reinvests all profits into building more homes and supporting communities.

The lighting scheme provided by Kight at Sorbus House includes nine fully off-grid KV-2 streetlights, which illuminate the exterior pavements and pathways from dusk to dawn. Each light is powered by a combination of solar PV panels and a wind turbine, integrated with state-of-the-art bespoke battery storage technology to ensure reliable performance year-round.

Mains-free exterior lighting is one of the ways Abri is addressing climate change by decarbonising its developments and the homes it owns. Kight is set to supply several other Abri Group projects, having already completed installations at two sites. One of these is The Yews in Hampshire, a pioneering low-carbon housing development featuring eco-friendly amenities such as rooftop solar panels and air source heat pumps.

Kight’s products are the perfect off-grid solution to help us on our journey towards net-zero carbon. They eliminate the need for mains electricity to power street lighting on our sites moving forward, and I am impressed with how easy they are to install and maintain.

Bryan Ryves

Abri Technical Manager

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