SmartCityLight PROJECT





Intelligent and Modular Platform for Management and Monitoring of City Lighting

The SmartCityLight research project is funded by European Regional Development Fund.



Project meeting with LED elektronika

A regular technical meeting of SmartCityLight project was held on May 4, 2022 with researchers from LED elektronika and FER.

FER team presented their progress on mathematical modelling of light propagation in space and in weather conditions, followed by description of complex cost function for the optimisation of lighting amount in various points of space. Wide possibilities of the algorithms were presented and discussed from both theoretical and practical aspects.

LE team presented their work on advanced dimming controller prototype and integration with their PrecisionLux street lamps series, together with connectivity possibilities with central PrecisionLeap advanced SCADA system. The team shared their practical experience about on-site challenges and aspects to take into account during next stages of the project.

Author: Vinko Lešić
AI bootcamp for SmartCityLight...

Laboratory for Renewable Energy Sources (LARES) held their third AI Bootcamp - an intensive, one-week course covering a typical AI project flow, from getting and understanding the data, tuning the models, all the way to their implementation, initial results, and fine-tuning, all accompanied with real datasets and practical examples. 

Our AI Bootcamp differs from others in personalized materials tailored to clients, and after completing the course, our lecturers are still at your disposal for any questions and concerns!  

This time, held during February 14-18, 2022, the complete SmartCityLight team of researchers participated in it, learning about machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to further apply in smart cities.

Author: Vinko Lešić
SmartCityLight lecture...

Organized together with IEEE Croatia Section and its Control Systems Society Chapter and Power and Energy Society Chapter, LARES member Husam Shaheen held a lecture entitled „Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms and Application in Power System“ on March 8, 2022.

Husam Shaheen, PhD, is a Profesor at Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria, with several years of experience at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, Hubei, China and Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT), Xiamen, Fujian, China, and currently a visiting researcher at LARES under SmartCityLight project.

Author: Vinko Lešić
LARES participates in four new...

As of beginning of 2021, Laboratory for Renewable Energy Systems is involved in four new projects funded from the call Strengthening R&D and Innovation Potentials (STRIP) through the Operative Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion for Croatia in period 2014-2020. The STRIP call was launched by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education and was highly competitive. Each of the projects is performed with one partner company.

These projects are:

  • Development of an expert system for measuring lightning strokes parameters and protection of wind turbine blades in order to reduce failures and downtime (project code: KK., acronym: DESMe, partner company: Porzana d.o.o.);
  • Dynamical predictive protection of electric vehicle battery health (project code: KK., acronym: EVBattPredtect, partner company: Rimac automobili d.o.o.);
  • Universal communication and control system for industrial plants (project: KK., acronym: UKUS, partner company: Brodotehna d.o.o.).
  • Intelligent and modular platform for control and monitoring of smart city lighting - SmartCityLight (project code: KK., acronym: SmartCityLight, partner company: LED elektronika d.o.o.);

The projects are co-funded by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. They will enable to open new chapters of research in LARES and contribute to boost the Croatian economy through new knowledge, skills and prototypes of competitve new products.

Author: Vinko Lešić