Wednesday, October 06, 2010

solar-powered trash can



pasadena recently installed a number of solar-powered trash receptacles across the city.  these apparently help cut down on green house gasses by compacting trash so that it does not need to be emptied as frequently as a regular trash can.

i gotta say, they look pretty cool with the domed solar panel on top.

4 comments:

Irina Netchaev said...

They really do look cool Ben!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks for the explanation. I was going to ask why a trash can needs to be powered!

ben wideman said...

I know, I was wondering the same... I wonder how much power they actually use - and what happens if we have a cloudy stretch...

Steffe said...

That's a bit different. I hope it works.