Exhibition: Design for the other 90 | January 5, 2012 by

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.

  • DESIGNER/MANUFACTURER: Kolam Partnership Ltd.
  • Malaysia and Indonesia, 2007
  • Light, battery, WiFi receiver, solar panel
  • DIMENSIONS: Varies on location; U.S. version is 16.5’ high for residential areas; Vietnamese version is at least 19.7’ high
  • IN USE IN: Cote d’Ivoire, Republic of Congo, Cameroon


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