Tallinn University of Technology

Tallinn University of Technology is raising the awareness of lighting solution planners and developers of European cities by participating in the Interreg project “Lighting the Baltic sea region – cities accelerate the deployment of sustainable and smart urban solutions“ (LUCIA project).

The LUCIA project offers local governments new knowledge on smart and energy-efficient city lightning while addressing aspects of the environment, technology, economy, and social wellness.

Kanuti park
Kanuti Garden, Tallinn

For the project, TalTech will assess the technological awareness of the planners and developers of outdoor lighting solutions in different cities. The evaluation will result in developing the technological know-how for the planners and developers of innovative street lighting solutions. This includes publicly available guidelines and suggestions for designing outdoor lighting solutions, planning and carrying out procurements, technical control, and future developments. It is important to emphasize that, while following developed instructions, TalTech is coordinating the construction of innovative and energy-efficient pilot solutions in six European cities. The pilot solutions will be carried out in the following cities: Albertslund (Denmark), Hamburg (Germany), Jūrmala (Latvia), Porvoo (Finland), St. Petersburg (Russia), and Tallinn (Estonia).

The project is planned to finish in the fall of this year when Tallinn will host an international conference where the developed guidelines and results of the pilot projects will be presented to city officials, developers of technological solutions, and communities.

According to professor Argo Rosin, in addition to the university's extensive international cooperation, the project is also a good example of the long-time and fruitful partnership between two TalTech's departments (Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, and Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics) and the Tallinn Public Works Department.

The project is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region program through the European Regional Development Fund. For more info about the project, visit https://www.lucia-project.eu/.