New solar-powered light tower enables sites to improve sustainability

3 June, 2021

Atlas Copco Power and Flow has launched a new user-friendly solar-powered LED light tower, the HiLight S2+, which enables users to reduce CO2 emissions by up to six tonnes compared with traditional technologies. The innovative S2+ light tower delivers efficient, high performance, giving workers good visibility while allowing sites to increase their sustainability and comply with zero CO2 emission and noise regulations. 

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HiLight S2+ solar powered light tower

The HiLight S2+ is a next generation lighting system featuring 4x90W LED floodlights to deliver 2,000 m2 light coverage. The latest light tower from Atlas Copco Power and Flow uses solar radiation as an energy source, providing silent and cleaner operations. The light tower is robust, easy to transport, and comes ready to use. The lights can be easily manoeuvred into place and solar panels set up; they are simply pulled out from the canopy and their position can be adjusted to best align with the sun’s position to achieve maximum solar yield. 

As HiLight S2+ uses solar energy, it is a reliable light source independent of fuel provisioning. The light tower is extremely easy to work with and use as there are no external cables or refuelling required. Moreover, the system features an external control panel, and the lights have a dimming function to prevent light and energy from being wasted unnecessarily, which further increases autonomy.

The new solar light tower provides autonomous operation where solar yield is greater than energy demand. And it provides light all year round. In cases where energy demand is higher than solar yield, for example during winter months, the tower can also be charged with Atlas Copco’s ZenergiZe energy storage systems or any external power grid, achieving a total green and clean solution. Batteries can be recharged with solar energy in eight hours or an external power source in just three hours.

The HiLight S2+ light tower has also been designed with minimal maintenance and serviceability needs in mind to reduce downtime. The tower delivers high efficiency coupled with low service cost, which enables site managers to realise operational cost savings and achieve a quick return on investment.

Users can easily accomplish a work shift of 11 hours with the HiLight S2+ reliable light source with hardly any CO2 emissions and noise. At Atlas Copco we are dedicated to delivering sustainable value. We develop long-lasting products to extend life-cycle and reduce the impact on the environment, and this new light tower is a great example of this.

Félix Gómez , Divisional Product Marketing Manager – Light Towers
Atlas Copco Power and Flow

The HiLight S2+ light tower offers a robust alternative to temporary diesel lighting for end users and rental companies operating in infrastructure, construction projects, mining, oil and gas, and event sites. Since the light tower works at temperatures from -5°C to +50°C and can operate reliably at high altitudes without derating, it is also ideal for remote work sites.

Atlas Copco Power and Flow is driven by innovation and is leading the way with green-powered lighting technology. The HiLight S2+ light tower is a welcome addition to Atlas Copco Power and Flow’s wide range of light towers which include battery, electric, and solar-powered light towers as well as efficient diesel LED light towers.