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Qatar has made the bold claim that the 2022 World Cup will be entirely carbon neutral
November 8, 2022
Qatar is gearing up to host the World Cup, and the country has held its green agenda at the forefront of preparations. In the latest push, the nation has installed 350 self-powered solar streetlights at several locations in Doha, primarily throughout parking lots and small roads surrounding busy areas.
The solar lights, dubbed EnGo Leaf, were developed and installed by Texas-based EnGoPlanet, and have been successfully deployed in Texas and Nevada, as well as in Antigua and Barbuda.
In a post on the installation, EnGoPlanet highlighted the importance of the World Cup as an opportunity for Qatar to showcase its push for renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure.
The nation has previously made the ambitious claim that this year’s event will be the first carbon neutral World Cup, by using renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure, as well as investing in green projects to offset any remaining emissions from the event.
Smart lighting is becoming an increasingly popular feature of smart city infrastructure beyond the event, boasting the benefits of being easily installed and capable of operating entirely separately from the grid.
“Without these alternatives, our future would be bleak, and we are happy to contribute to building smart sustainable cities,” said Petar Mirovic, EnGoPlanet’s CEO. “Demand for our products is growing, and we are planning to utilize newly adopted Inflation Reduction Act incentives to expand our manufacturing facilities in the U.S.”
Assistant Editor, IoT World Today
Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.
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