Alternative Energy Lights Up Streets in Suburban Chicago

Downers Grove, IL has won accolades for being the first residential subdivision to install a hybrid solar-wind powered street lighting system, reports TribLocal.
March 24, 2010, 1pm PDT | Akshali Gandhi
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The Village of Downers Grove got some new street furniture installed recently: 25 energy saver lights running ten times longer than its previous street lights.

Harvesting both wind and solar energy, the new lights are "a great example of staff responding to the needs of our residents with a highly innovative and cost-effective solution," said Mayor Ron Sandack.

Downers Grove has been awarded a Technical Innovation Award from the American Public Works Association for its milestone in suburban design.

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Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in TribLocal (Chicago Tribune)
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