Seagull Streetlamp, Micro Green Tech That Inspires

This is just another example of micro-green technology in an entirely necessary and functional setting.  The video shows a streetlight running on both wind and solar in front of Panasonic Center in Tokyo.  In addition to the helix turbine and butterfly solar panels, there’s a high-efficiency light bulb and battery for capturing energy during the day (to be used at night).  Someone tell me why we don’t see more any of this in the U.S.?  Via EcoGeek.


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  • A Browne

    We don’t see this because the material cost per streetlight is ENORMOUS and represents far more embodied energy than simply powering it normally with an efficient bulb!

    Thank GOODNESS we don’t see this everywhere. What a wasteful idea.

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