Mestron Energy Sdn Bhd (MESB) and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) are entering a strategic partnership to bring Smart Solar Powered Streetlight Pole closer to market. To initiate the launch of the partnership, MESB and UTP signed a Joint Development Agreement in January 2022.
The smart pole has the capability to monitor and identify any real time safety, health and security situation with the assistance of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It can be placed in areas that do not have electricity supply such as riverbanks, remote road junctions and illegal landfill areas. Upon identification of the situation, the smart pole can provide alerts to the relevant local authority via Whatsapp and short message service for further action to be taken.
The commercial ready product shall be available by May 2022 and marketed in Malaysia by MESB. The smart pole can be purchased directly or through leasing option up to 7 years for Local Authority and related Government Agencies under Islamic Financial Scheme.