Wonder Wheel Gets Solar Revamp
If you have ever seen the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island in New York in the 80's, you were already impressed with its, well, wonder. Deno Vourderis, whose family has owned the structure for 3 generations, has decided to make it greener. The bulbs that lit it up back then were removed for safety reasons, but it looks like the ride will get a second chance to light up the night with the installation of solar panels on the tops its 16 cars. The wheel will have a battery to save the sunlight during the day to light it up at night.
(Thanks to Mike Wrathell for image.)
Via NY Daily News
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 5, 2010 8:45 AM
Cool, I love the lights of the big city at night. I think I am part moth, or, at least part Mothra!