NEW YORK and LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Las Vegas and EnGoPLANET, a New York City-based clean tech start-up, today announced that they successfully installed the world's first Smart Street Lights powered by pedestrians footsteps, using kinetic energy pads, and solar energy.
Traditional Street Lights are more inefficient than one would imagine. The world spends over $40 billion per year in energy cost to light streetlights, which produces over 100 million tons of CO2 per year. The City of Las Vegas is a leader in municipal sustainability. "We want to provide the highest service levels while also looking to the future and ensuring that we are sustainable," Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said. "Through our LEED certified buildings, solar projects, water reclamation, alternative-fueled vehicles and sustainable streetlights, Las Vegas continues to lead the way. Las Vegas strives to be on the cutting edge of all things, and this project coincides with plans to develop an innovation district in our downtown."