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Ameresco Installs LED Streetlights, Wireless Controls for Town

Linda Hardesty

Ameresco completed an LED streetlighting and control project for the City of West Richland, Washington. The project team converted 1,097 high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights to energy efficient LED luminaires and installed a wireless monitoring and control system. The new LED streetlights are expected to reduce the system’s annual electricity consumption by 61 percent, saving the   …Continue Reading


4,300 Solar Streetlights Illuminate Brazilian Highway

Linda Hardesty

Kyocera is completing Brazil’s largest highway solar-lighting project on the Arco Metropolitano do Rio de Janeiro, a highway project connecting the five main highways crossing Rio de Janeiro. Slightly more than half of the 145-kilometer highway will be lit at night by stand-alone solar streetlights powered by Kyocera solar modules, installed by Soter over the   …Continue Reading


NH City to Save $500,000 Annually with LED Streetlights

Linda Hardesty

Siemens has reached the halfway point in its streetlight retrofit project for the City of Manchester, New Hampshire, having installed over 4,500 energy efficient LEDs. The full project installation of 9,000 new LED streetlights, nearly a month ahead of schedule, will result in over $500,000 annually in energy and maintenance savings and reduce energy usage   …Continue Reading


LA Connects, Controls its LED Street Lights

Linda Hardesty

The City of Los Angeles will control its LED street lighting through a Philips management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technologies. With the Philips CityTouch connected lighting management system, the LA Bureau of Street Lighting can remotely control lighting fixtures as well as monitor energy use and the status of each light. Using mobile   …Continue Reading


Lighting Science Installs Solar Powered LED Streetlights in Mexico City

Linda Hardesty

Lighting Science Group introduced the FreeLED solar roadway system, featuring an integrated solar panel, battery pack, complete power management system and the self-learning capability to automatically adapt to its operating environment. The FreeLED system’s minimum 120 lm/W efficacy permits optimized energy utilization from the battery packs, which are designed for extensive operating time periods. In   …Continue Reading


LEDs Light Up Madrid

Karen Henry

Royal Philips is updating the entire street lighting system in Madrid, Spain, in what the company says is the largest street lighting project in the world to date. Philips will provide the Madrid government with 225,000 new energy-efficient LED lights, which are expected to cut the city’s energy bill by 44 percent. The project includes the   …Continue Reading


Silver Spring Networks Buys Streetlight.Vision

Linda Hardesty

Silver Spring Networks completed the acquisition of Streetlight.Vision, a Paris-based software company that manages smart streetlight networks. In addition to the City of Paris, Silver Spring and Streetlight.Vision are engaged in smart streetlight projects in cities such as Copenhagen, Dublin, Miami, Oslo, and Dongguan and Foshan in China. Silver Spring’s IPv6 networking platform for the   …Continue Reading


City Powers LED Streetlights with Solar

Linda Hardesty

The municipality of Izamal, Mexico, hired Martifer Solar and Citelum, a provider of public lighting, to provide the city with solar energy and LED lighting. The Girasol project will be developed through a 15-year contract between Citelum and Izamal. Martifer Solar will serve as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the 1.46 MW   …Continue Reading


San Luis Obispo Saves 65% on Streetlight Energy

Linda Hardesty

City officials of San Luis Obispo, Calif., collaborated with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to replace more than 2,000 outdated high pressure sodium streetlights with Cree XSP Series LED streetlights, reducing the city’s annual energy consumption by more than 65 percent. The city also expects to cut maintenance and service expenses by 60 percent   …Continue Reading


Chicago May Solicit Private Investors to Pay for Energy Efficient Street Lights

Linda Hardesty

Chicago created the Chicago Infrastructure Trust in 2012 as a way for the city to use private investment to pay for projects it otherwise could not afford. The Trust is currently paying for $13 million of energy efficiency improvements to 62 city buildings. Private investors earn a return on their investment. Now, the Trust is   …Continue Reading


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