Saturday, December 27, 2008

Solar light

Adelaide has an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine a day, so it makes sense to use it . This is a solar street light in Victoria Square in the City.

Electricity produced from these panels is sent to the State's electricity grid during the day, and the lights are powered from the grid at night. Each light produces about 100 kilowatt hours (kWh) more than it uses each year.

The lights are an initiative of the Adelaide Green City program which aims to develop Adelaide as a Solar City.

12 comments:

R2K said...

Very nice. 100 Kilowatt hours, mind you.

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Robert said...

Love all your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Đٲąทgεℓą said...

I love your photos and Adelaide!
Have a happy new year!

babooshka said...

Good to see the sunshine being harnessed this way. Hope ypu had a wonderful Christmas.

gogouci said...

What a keen idea. Too bad more cities don't take the same initiative.

babooshka said...

I see you made blogs of note like me. Well deserved.

Gordon said...

R2K - thanks for pointing out my error re kilowatt hours; I have fixed the post accordingly.

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