The industry is flooded with environmentally friendly conceptdesigns, but often we notice that these designs are either impracticalor not cost effective.
However, designer Harsha Vardhan’s “Embryo”streetlight concept design looks completely practical and effective.Taking inspiration from a living sprout, he has designed a concept thatnot only generates energy for itself, but also for other needs. Hisdesign harvests solar and wind energy through a single structure. Heproposes to install these street lamps on the sideways along the road in rows, much like the present lighting system. The flexible photovoltaiccell on the top of the hood-like roof and an included wind turbine willharness renewable energy that will not only supply power to the lampitself, but the remaining energy can be stored in a battery contained at the bottom and used for other purposes.
The wind turbine blades are made from carbon fiber enforced plasticand the lamp uses energy-efficient LEDs. The generator lies at thebottom of the structure. We can hope to see a row of such streetlightsin the near future, as the concept is quite practical and costeffective.
Designer Harsha Vardhan R