Published on: Friday, August 25, 2017 News

Takoma Park to Unveil New Solar Streetlights

The City of Takoma Park will hold an unveiling ceremony for two newly installed solar streetlights outside of the Takoma Park Community Center on September 7th.

The City is thrilled to participate in a pilot program in partnership with UNO, a South Korean business, and the Korean Institute for Civil Engineering and Building Technology. Takoma Park was selected as a pilot because of its reputation as a sustainability leader throughout the region.

“Being chosen as a testing site for this new solar streetlight driver technology is really exciting,” said Gina Mathias, Sustainability Manager. “Takoma Park will be able to provide feedback which will help the company develop better, more efficient, more sustainable products to cities around the world.”

The project not only complements the City’s ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also will illuminate a footbridge which will increase overall pedestrian safety.

Members of the public are invited to join Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker and Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart for the ceremony on September 7, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Community Center (7500 Maple Ave).

Takoma Park is committed to fostering an environmentally sustainable community and this addition reaffirms that commitment.