Designed by Phillips, the Sustainable City Light is an intelligent outdoor lighting system inspired by flowers. The solar powered lights feature five photovoltaic petals that open during the day to collect the sun’s rays, before transforming them into energy.
When nightfall arrives, the petals close up while LED lights turn on to brighten city…
Toyota plans to install solar panels on some its next-generation Prius hybrid cars in 2009, becoming the first major automaker to use solar power for a vehicle, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday. (Not completely confirmed.)