Environmental Studies Program


Date of this Version

Summer 8-2012


An estimation to the monetary profit a solar/wind power system can make when powering a traffic light signal is presented. There are two approaches investigated. One is tracking the price of the equipment and the money it can save to obtain the result. The other approach is to estimate the environmental benefit and then convert it into a monetary value for comparison. A discussion of the results and suggestions on the new solar/wind hybrid power system is presented