Maybe it’s not literally the “greenest street,” but the smog-eating cement, renewable energy systems and bioswales could make an impact if scaled up citywide.
The combination of two renewable energy technologies ensures that the lights always have enough power for illumination, whether it’s day or night.
If you’ve ever been stuck in the city, desperately seeking an outlet, Pensa’s “Street Charge” design is meant for you.
This design by a young Korean industrial designer is the only one we’ve seen that can recreate a solar eclipse every day.
Philips believes its new solar streetlight system is not only the most affordable on the market, but a viable means for developing countries to generate juice.
SavWatt says its Eco-Pole, a street light that uses both solar and wind power, is needed at Fort Knox because a competing all-solar light is falling short.
The Flower Solar Street Lamp concept follows the sun over the course of the day to maximize solar power generation, then reflects LED illumination downward.
A WinCo grocery in Boise, Idaho, has installed six grid-tied, solar powered streetlights in its parking lot as part of a pilot program monitoring performance.
A new urban concept design by Mostafa Bonakdar uses a solar panel-equipped urban shelter to capture and purify rainwater for drinking, while providing light.
The Solarflora, an elegant metal sculpture that doubles as a streetlight via up to four attached solar panels, recently made an appearance at Burning Man.
The SavWatt 60-Watt LED Eco-Pole is a grid-free streetlight that utilizes a combination wind turbine/solar panel to provide its own power.