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Solar Trees may be used in Europe

December 26, 2007

Solar Trees

Solar Trees
Photo: Metaefficient.com

This is a great innovation — the streets of Europe could soon be lit by “solar trees”. These self-contained streetlights could save cities energy and money too. Unlike regular streetlights, they do not require costly underground wiring to install, and they are immune to blackouts. Designed by Ross Lovegrove, the lights have 10 solar panels arrayed at the top of tree-like branches, which charge built-in batteries. The batteries then power LEDs for illumination.

Website: Solar Trees for Europe

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