I’ve mentioned the idea of powering street lighting by the use of solar and vertical wind turbines before now. There are many different designs to choose from.
What I didn’t mention is just how this might be achieved.
How it might be done.
What I’d also like to encourage are energy workers co-operatives which could operate in our city centres.
The idea being that they would install and run street lighting on behalf of all the local authorities.
This would save us all a lot in terms of local council taxes, provide much needed jobs, and generate wealth via the feed in tariff.
Best of all there would be no power loss over the electricity grid.
Aside from a little imagination all that would be needed is a little start up money, which could be set aside from the amount of money which local authorities currently spend on street lighting, and the political will to do.
It would be really good to know if anyone is interested in developing this idea.