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.
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,