Sunday, July 31, 2011

Public lighting with renewable energy

The security and convenience of the public lighting is without doubt a need in the cities, but without a doubt is a heavy burden on the local electricity networks. To resolve this, SavWatt , a company based in Baltimore (USA)(UU.) It has developed the Eco-poleto lamppost that uses LED lights from 60W and feeds on solar and wind power, completely independent of the mains.

The first of the Eco-pole at the front of the building of the Department of transportation, is recently installed in Washington, DC. The company claims that its product is - in addition - free maintenance, for at least 50,000 hours of use. It has a double solar panel that provides and has a battery of 36 hours of energy storage. It also has a micro wind turbine manufactured in light and soft materials that are resistant to water, resistant oxide, pollution-free and low-noise operation. It should be noted that Eco-pole can work even with a low initial wind speed, and from any direction.

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