Streetlights powered by footsteps
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New York based EnGoPLANET partnered with the city of Las Vegas to install the world’s first smart streetlights that are powered by the kinetic energy of people’s footsteps. According to EnGoPLANET’s own estimates, the world spends more than USD 40 billion each year in energy costs for the more than 300 million traditional streetlights that result in more than 100 million tons of carbon pollution annually. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRjJROnJSvE The new streetlights, installed in Boulder Plaza in the city’s Arts District, are powered by a combination of solar panels and kinetic energy pads. The innovation represents a significant opportunity for governments looking…
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