Solar-powered Bus Stops...

Oxfordshire County Council began trials in January to use the power of the sun to illuminate bus stops at night.

The bus stops, on the Dorchester bypass between Wallingford and Oxford, absorb sunlilght during the day and use the stored solar energy to power the lights in the bus shelters at night.

With the potential savings in energy costs, this could be a case of councils spending people's money wisely... only another 38 county councils to go then...