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StarSight

The StarSight system combines solar-powered street lighting and Internet access in a wireless configuration, bypassing conventional power and telephone grids. StarSight provides a more secure secure environment, connectivity for building an emerging economy, and emergency communication and lighting for areas hit by disaster.

  1. Designer/manufacturer: Kolam Partnership Ltd.
  2. Malaysia and Indonesia, 2007
  3. Light, battery, WiFi receiver, solar panel
  4. Dimensions: Varies on location; U.S. version is 16.5’ high for residential areas; Vietnamese version is at least 19.7’ high
  5. In use in: Cote d’Ivoire, Republic of Congo, Cameroon
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