A student from the University of Seville in Spain has come up with the Holonic Streetlamp that not only relies on the sun for power, but also the wind. By harnessing the power from sunlight and wind, it would ensure that the streetlamp would run throughout the year, even during the dark days of winter.
The concept was designed by Maria Jesus Avilais and includes 12-volt lead gel batteries, LED bulbs providing 3,520 lumens, and the lamps can be programmed to be turned on and off at specific times. The whole system can withstand winds of up to 140 km/h and still be fully operational in temperatures ranging from -30 to 40ºC.
The university’s technology transfer office, OTRI, currently has a working prototype of the streetlamp, and is currently seeking buyers for the hybrid system.