Solar-Powered Streetlight on the Santa Cruz Wharf Tests New Technology

One of the streetlights at the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf is not like the other ones. Thanks to the solar panel bolted to its spine, it generates its own electricity. The sun-powered streetlight was installed in early August to test new solar technology. It replaced one of the grid-powered LED streetlights that line…

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UCSC and City of Santa Cruz Install Mira Bella Solar Street Light

As part of the award-winning GreenWharf partnership, the City of Santa Cruz and UC Santa Cruz have installed our Mira Bella Santa Cruz Solar Street Light at the end of the Wharf as a research pilot project. UCSC researchers currently collect data on wind speed, solar irradiance, and energy generation from the wind turbine and…

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ASU Alumni Brothers Make Solar Technology

ASU Alumni brothers unite to invent new solar technology, and bring the California coast one step closer to 100% sustainable. Upon graduating from the College of Technology and Applied Sciences with a degree in Manufacturing, James co-owned a commercial construction company in the valley in 2004. However, upon noticing the poor market conditions in 2009…

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