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Shared sun power could stimulate desire for greener living
Implications - As solar power becomes more accessible to the individual consumer—be it through their homes, phones or backyard lighting—it is also becoming the focus of city planners and municipal governments. Now, everything from freeways to streetlights can harness the power of the sun, offering the general public the advantage of a greener environment, and ultimately encouraging more people to take on the eco lifestyle.
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Towering Solar Trees - Tourism London Unveils the World's Tallest Solar Tree
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Viral 28,930 Clicks Pub: Oct 21, 10
Towering Solar Trees
Tourism London Unveils the World's Tallest Solar Tree
Tourism London has laid claim to the title, at least for now, of having the world's tallest solar tree. Tourism London recently "planted" the 22-foot tall tree which can generate 10,000kw hours of power… [More]
Flowering Street Lights - Sunflower Street Lights Provide Eco-Friendly Illumination
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Warm 7,263 Clicks Pub: Aug 15, 10
Flowering Street Lights
Sunflower Street Lights Provide Eco-Friendly Illumination
Danish design duo Riis Ros has come up with an eco-friendly way to light up city streets with this design dubbed Sunflower Street Lights. These street lights would illuminate city streets in an eye-pleasing… [More]
Sun-Powered Public Lighting - Nothing Design's Solar Trees Light Streets in Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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Warm 9,086 Clicks Pub: Oct 12, 10
Sun-Powered Public Lighting
Nothing Design's Solar Trees Light Streets in Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Nothing Design's solar trees are solar-powered street lights that have been installed in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. The solar trees provide public lighting and increase night-time safety for residents and visitors.… [More]
Solar Panel Freeways - 'Solar Serpents in Paradise' Turns L.A.'s Freeways into Eco-Powerplants
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Warm 2,879 Clicks Pub: Nov 11, 10
Solar Panel Freeways
'Solar Serpents in Paradise' Turns L.A.'s Freeways into Eco-Powerplants
Mans Tham's Solar Serpents in Paradise is such a brilliant idea it makes you wonder why no one had ever thought of it before. Tham has proposed covering L.A.'s Santa Monica freeway in solar panels that… [More]
Solar Sidewalks - These Photovoltaic Paving Tiles Put Cities on the Road to Greener Infrastructure
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Warm 7,898 Clicks Pub: Oct 26, 10
Solar Sidewalks
These Photovoltaic Paving Tiles Put Cities on the Road to Greener Infrastructure
As a collaboration between Onyx Solar and Butech, these photovoltaic paving tiles are the newest manifestation of sun-powered technology to hit the streets. Since asphalt soaks up a lot heat in the summer,… [More]
Power Station Parking Lots - The Solar Parking Lot Lets You Plug-In and Charge Your EV for Free
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Mild 2,866 Clicks Pub: Aug 28, 10
Power Station Parking Lots
The Solar Parking Lot Lets You Plug-In and Charge Your EV for Free
Now that the state has opened its first Solar Parking Lot, citizens of Tennessee will be able to charge their electric cars for free. The parking lot has parking spaces for drivers to pull-up and plug-in.… [More]
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