Wednesday, December 26, 2007

solar lighting: solar trees for europe

Designed by Brirtish Ross Lovegrove, and produced by Artemide with photovoltaics from Sharp Solar, the solar trees are an energy efficient replacement for current streetlamps and the waste of energy that the currently consume.

Each branch of the solar tree have 10 solar lamps and 36 solar cells. An electronic system and rechargeable batteries as a backup. Sensors measure the amount of light in the atmosphereto trigger the lamps on and off accordingly at sunrise and sunset.
via Eco Friend

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