Turbine Light is a wind-powered street lighting system: the street lamps are equipped with a turbine that exploits the air displacement generated by the passage of cars.
Use the air displacement generated by the passage of cars to illuminate highways around the world. This is the ambitious goal behind the Turbine Light project, an eco-sustainable street lighting system launched by Studio TAK. The innovative aspect lies in the fact that Turbine Light has a special vertical axis turbine able to capture the “wind” produced by the passage of cars and convert it into electricity. The latter is used to power two LED lamps that guarantee the illumination of the roadway. The project was presented at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP15), an important world meeting on the environment. With this project, the TAK study also participated in the Greener Gadgets Competition in New York, a contest sponsored by the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) to raise awareness on energy saving.
How Turbine Light works
Turbine Light is a “2.0 street lamp” designed for motorways, fast roads and, in general, arterial roads with a significant car passage. The system consists of a streetlight with a very high stem that “houses” a vertical axis turbine inside. Thanks to special blades arranged in a spiral, the system is activated by the air flow generated by the passage of cars and converts wind energy into electricity. The latter feeds two led ceiling lights positioned on top of the lamppost. At the base of Turbine Light there is also a battery that stores the energy produced during the day when the streetlight is off. In this way, the system is able to illuminate the road H24 using a 100% renewable energy source.