Kids Create Street Art That Generates Solar Power
A Pittsburgh project is designed to light up a disadvantaged neighborhood and show an alternative-energy future in a coal state.
October 23, 2015
By Kristine Wong
Pennsylvania’s coal industry may be in decline, but in one of Pittsburgh’s toughest neighborhoods, a solar project could become a symbol of a brighter future.
Since August, Homewood residents have walked through the Renaissance Gate—a public art and solar installation built and designed by local youths during a six-week summer camp—and seen the Western Pennsylvania sun power their cell phones and light up the community center next door.