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Here Comes A Streetlight That Runs On Wind And Solar Energy

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Except for a few cities, most of the cities will let their streetlights run through the night and waste power in the process. What is the best way to save power? You do not leave lights on all night, which is exactly why we have seen quite a number of teams come up with streetlights containing solar panels. However, this Spanish team is planning to take things up a notch or two by coming up with a standalone streetlight that relies on solar and wind power both.Streetlight that Runs on Wind and Solar Energy

The project is a joint venture of Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and Elogreen (Spanish startup). The current prototype has a height of 10 meters and comes equipped with an array of LED lighting. The prototype also sports photovoltaic panels, a battery pack,

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This Solar Sports Car Can Run on Solar Energy Without Stopping

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Solar cars are generally thought of vehicles with solar energy as their secondary charging source after mains electricity. Their frequent requirement of an electrical charge has made us wonder whether there will ever be a car that uses only solar energy to drive its wheels. Good news for the energy skeptics like me as this new solar sports car Immortus can run non-stop entirely on solar if there is enough light intensity falling on its 7 square meter spread photovoltaic panels.


The speed of many previous solar cars had also been criticized because they resembled golf carts in functionality rather than actual passenger cars. EVXs Immortus has been designed to operate on an improved 60 Km/h speed that is much better for unlimited distance. The exclusive design of the

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A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface.

And, according to Richard Lunt of MSUs College of Engineering, the key word is transparent.

Research in the production of energy from solar cells placed around luminescent plastic-like materials is not new. These past efforts, however, have yielded poor results the energy production was inefficient and the materials were highly colored.

No one wants to sit behind colored glass, said Lunt, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science. It makes for a

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