29 March 2017

Solar-powered street lamp wins Unitec solar sustainability challenge

Unitec engineering student Zheng Sibo has taken out the top prize in Unitec’s annual solar sustainability challenge.

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Zheng Sibo operates one of Unitec’s new programmable automatic robotic arms in the engineering lab.

Zheng’s winning design was a dual-facing street light which looks like a sturdy bamboo stalk.

Originally from the Hebei Province in China, Zheng is currently in his second year of a NZ Diploma of Engineering at Unitec.

Unitec lecturer Anthony Lai described Zheng’s design as being fascinating, with clean lines and great aesthetics.

“I was very impressed, and in my own thinking, he was in for a chance,” he said.

Zheng recently spent his summer break working for a solar-power company in China.

After graduating from Unitec, he would like to work as either an engineer or a teacher.

Zheng won $3000 towards his course costs.

Zheng Sibo’s top prize-winning 3D design of a solar-powered street lamp.

Zheng Sibo’s top prize-winning 3D design of a solar-powered street lamp.

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