Water-powered street lights. Water + a little generator + LED street fixture = happy illumination for everyone.
Well, we don’t know quite yet. Ireland is testing a water-powered lamp for street lighting – just one right now, flanked by two solar-powered LED fixtures. The fixture is powered by a little turbine powered by the stream under the footbridge where the test fixture is installed; one generator can power three of these street lamps. Oh, did I mention that the water-powered setup is â‚¬3,000? The water-powered lamp is backed up with a solar collector for those days when the stream is low, or something like that.
So, the conversion is â‚¬3,000 = $243,712.67 USD. I’m kidding, of course.
Does anyone have an image of this water=powered source and its generator?