Expo 2020 Dubai: Dynamic Light installations at Italian pavilion to promote sustainable development models.
Dubai , Dubai
12 May 2021, 12:00 AM
31 May 2021, 12:00 AM
Italy wants to share its sustainable tech solutions with the world. It aims to begin with its showcase at Expo 2020 Dubai, which kicks off on October 1, with two light installations - Second Sun and Second Moon – and a smart metering system.
The country’s pavilion is located in the Opportunity District. This will feature lightscapes, designed by smart energy solutions provider Enel X, based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
‘Second Sun’ and ‘Second Moon’ have a diameter of 5 feet (1.5 metres) each and are adorned with 320 LED lights. By using video cameras tethered to the IoT system, the total number of visitors at the pavilion can be detected in real time. The data so garnered will determine lightscapes at the pavillion.
Meanwhile, the 'Second Sun’s power lines will be connected to a smart-metering system. This will simulate real-time monitoring of a home's energy consumption over the course of a day.
Paolo Glisenti, General Commissioner for Italy's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, said, "The partnership with Enel will allow Italy to present at Expo 2020 Dubai an excellent demonstration model of ecological and energy transition in the first global event after the pandemic.
"Enel's extraordinary installations, which will illuminate the visitors' path step by step by measuring their emotions, will contribute to making our pavilion the first totally decarbonised habitat, energy self-sufficient, at the forefront of new smart sustainability technologies," he added.