Qatar’s green agenda has taken the forefront in many infrastructural developments ahead of the world cup later this year. The country has decided to install Smart solar streetlights in Doha to boost their sustainability drive.
The 350 completely off the grid solar streetlights are produced by Texas based company EnGoPlanet and were installed at several locations in Doha. The model, EnGo Leaf, has previously received a prestigious A’ Design award in street Furniture Design and is installed in many places over the world.
EnGoPlanet’s CEO, Petar Mirovic, commented: “Without these alternatives our future would be bleak, and we are happy to contribute to building smart sustainable cities. 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 US.”
The press release stated: “The increasing global presence of renewable energy companies like EnGoPlanet reflects the turn towards alternatives and sustainable solutions in order to build Smart Cities of the future.”
Investment into sustainable infrastructure not only assists Qatar’s rebranding as a green hotspot, but also sends a message to tourists arriving for the World Cup – We don’t have a Planet B.