Saturday, March 13, 2010
This is a streetlight in a parking lot. It has a wind turbine on the bottom, and a solar panel on the top. The lights appear to be LEDs.
It struck me as sort of overkill to have two energy sources (unless the solar electricity was used to turn the turbine to fan the parking lot...). Especially, since the light fixtures were in a parking lot of a state park that closed every day at 6 (darkness comes at 7). What exactly was being illuminated?
It struck me as a federal funding project in search of an application.