Solar Power Meets Art with the Flower Solar Street Lamp

Renewable energy, Solar power — By on August 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

We’ve posted a number of articles on solar street lamps and other solar powered lighting fixtures.  And solar art is becoming more popular with engineers making renewable energy beautiful, as well as functional.

flower solar street lamp s254e Solar Power Meets Art with the Flower Solar Street Lamp

The Flower Solar Street Lamp

Meet the Flower Solar Street Lamp by Luis MRPS, the latest offering in the field where solar power meets art. Designed by Luís MRPS, the Flower Solar Street Lamp uses solar energy to illuminate streets and parks without the need for grid-based electricity.  Saving money, energy and maintenance costs, these solar street lamps are “green” in more ways than one.   They have been designed to resemble a flower, with the “petals” covered with PV cells to collect and store solar power during the day, for use after dark.

Each of the petals of the Flower Solar Street Lamp is covered with photovoltaic panels.  Solar power harnessed by them is stored in batteries to generate power for LED street lamps, without the need for any grid electricity.  The LED lamps have an average lifetime of 50,000 hours, and are exceptionally bright.   LED lights emit little to no heat, which further saves on power and adds to their long lifetime.

These solar street lights join a “field” – if you will – of other lighting fixtures designed to resemble flowers and generate solar power.  What will be next?

Would you like to see Flower Solar Street Lamps in your city?

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2 Comments

  1. It is a great solution for a home equipped with solar plant to have a wireless energy monitoring and control system with solar monitoring function.

  2. Dr.A.Jagadeesh says:

    Yes. New and innovative designs often attract people. I have seen in Shanghai(China) street lights mounted on a design of $ symbol.

    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
    E-mail: anumakonda.jagadeesh@gmail.com

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