Tokyo’s Spinning Streetlights

panasonic_spinning_streetlight-450-x-589.jpgInstalled at Tokyo’s Panasonic Center, these solar and wind powered streetlights are found around the building generating renewable power. Solar cells placed on top charge during the clear day hours while the turbines generate power and store in a battery located at its base. During the night hours the battery is used to power the streetlights, including the turbine which continues to spin in the dark.

You can view the short video here at the site. They look pretty cool.

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