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November 27, 2016

The World's First Smart Street Lights Powered by Footsteps, Installed in Las Vegas

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."

Petar Mirovic, CEO of EnGoPLANET, said: "Clean and free energy is all around us. Urban cities have to build the smart infrastructures of tomorrow that will be able to harvest all that energy. This project is small, but a very important step in that direction"

EnGoPLANET's Smart Street Light is an off-the-grid solution, powered by combining kinetic and solar energy. Kinetic energy is harvested from pedestrians' footsteps via kinetic energy pads. When someone steps on a kinetic tile, energy is created and goes directly to a battery. EnGoPLANET aims to become a leader in the Smart Solar-Kinetic Street Lights solutions.

City of Las Vegas and EnGoPLANET Partner to Provide- New, Clean Way to Light Streets New street lights will be powered with energy from pedestrians’ footsteps

NEW YORK / LAS VEGAS, MARCH 2, 2016 - EnGoPLANET today announced a partnership with the City of Las Vegas. Through the partnership with the city, EnGoPLANET will install their innovative solar-kinetic street lights solution at Boulder Plaza. It will be the first-ever installation in the world of this street lighting technology that combines kinetic and solar energy.

EnGoPLANET is a New York City-based clean tech start-up, and the company aims to become a leader in the off-the-grid street lighting industry. The company plans to partner with Cities, Universities and Large Corporations in deploying this clean solution to light streets. According to their team, there are 300+ million inefficient street lights globally that must be replaced over the next decade.

EnGoPLANET’s Street Light is off-the-grid solution, powered by combining kinetic and solar energy. Kinetic energy is harvested from pedestrians’ footsteps via kinetic energy pads. When someone steps over a kinetic tile, energy is created and goes directly to the battery. The street light solution is also equipped with sensors that collect real-time data. The USB ports and Wireless Charging pad incorporated into the pole are additional useful features of the product.

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Petar Mirovic, CEO of EnGoPLANET, said, “No corner of the planet and no sector of the global economy will remain unaffected by climate change in the years ahead. Currently, street lights in the world release more than 100 million tons of CO2 per year. Our generation has the moral responsibility to transform our energy system. EnGoPLANET’s Street Light solution will revolutionize the way we illuminate streets. It will reduce CO2 consumption by using only renewable energy sources, and also lowers maintenance bills. With many new features, these street lights will make cities smarter.”

He added, “If you look at traditional street light poles, you will see that they are useless. They simply hold the lighting. With our solution, we’ve changed that by incorporating useful features into the pole and transforming it into a free service spot where people can rest, charge their portable devices, or connect to WiFi.”

“The city of Las Vegas is a leader in sustainability, from our commitment to renewable energy to recycling, our alternative-fuel vehicles and streetlights,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and added:

“We are always interested in exploring new technologies that can help us to preserve our city for future generations."

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