It seems like a long overdue solution to have solared powered traffic lights at major intersections in our country – for two reasons. One of course to prevent traffic chaos when the electricity is out (load shedding is a distant memory, but may happen again) and of course secondly, because they are much more environmentally friendly.
Johannesburg has a number of major intersections that are now solared powered (with some clever marketing opportunities as can be seen from this photo taken on Sandton Drive in Sandton. While they do cost a bit of money to establish, the more of these sorts of functions that are off the grid the better.
So – we like solar powered traffic lights (and the Gautrain, public transport and locally grown food) and we still don’t like Hummers, private planes and wasting of electricity.
Send us your photos of solar powered traffic lights, billboards etc and we’ll feature them on our Blog.