Gallery: Path to COP15 Will Be Lit by Solar-Powered Street Lamps


The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) begins in just a few days! As the conference is crucial for countries to reach an agreement about how to mitigate climate change in the years to come, it is no surprise that cultural programs and changes in the landscape of the city of Copenhagen call for greener living. Yesterday, we reported about Copenhagen’s Christmas tree this year being pedal-powered and today, we have another interesting development. Thanks to architecture-firm 3XN’s Gotham luminaires and Scotia Light‘s solar-powered street lamp, the path to the conference center will be lit by solar power!

3XN and Scotia Light worked together to create seven solar-powered street lamps at the Bella Center, where the conference will convene. According to the two companies, the lamps should produce more energy than they use. Gotham presents a green solution to the world’s need for carbon neutral outdoor lighting, and is just one of the smart ways in which Copenhagen is setting a green example in their city as the world watches.

+ 3XN

+ Scotia Light

Via designboom


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  1. Werner December 10, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Furthermore, the energy saving is a little more than 30% compared to a very high quality luminaire using metal halide lamp and state of the art reflector optics.

  2. Werner December 10, 2009 at 5:00 am

    The lights are generating more energy than they are actually using thanks to the solar mast and ewoLED module working so well.

  3. Milieunet December 4, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Great to see all sustainable activities to create awareness. This one is great too: CO2 CUBE Promo On the Road to Copenhagen

  4. seapod December 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    While I think solar powered lights are great. There are not very many hours of daylight in the winter in Copenhagen. I have doubts that the lights will generate all the power they need this time of year.

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