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Las Vegas streetlights are powered by your footsteps

by Steve Dent, Engadget

EnGoPlanet’s solar and kinetic energy stations also run WiFi hotspots and security cameras.

Las Vegas is famous for its lights, bright sunny days and copious pedestrian traffic. That no doubt made it the perfect place for clean tech startup EnGoPlanet to test new LED streetlights powered by both photo-voltaic panels and kinetic footstep pads. Married with a battery, the setup not only lights up the Boulder Plaza in downtown Vegas, but also powers security cameras (yep), WiFi hotspots and portable charging stations. Continue reading Las Vegas streetlights are powered by your footsteps