Pros and cons of solar-powered streetlights

There’s no risk of mechanical failure with solar-powered lights because they don’t have any moving parts. This installation is in Dania Beach, Fla.

Funny-looking but cost-effective. A solar-powered streetlight consists of photovoltaic panel, rechargeable battery, controller, and LED luminaire.

Crime on the Court Street Bridge has dropped since 2010, when the City of New Haven, Conn., installed solar-powered lighting with Cree Inc. LED luminaires.

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