Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Barbara Lonsdale and Kristopher Valentine of the Venice Neighborhood Council and Ed Ebrahimian from the Bureau of Street Lighting gathered near Lincoln and Venice today to announce a green project and pilot program that is expected to save the City of Los Angeles thousands of dollars in power.
The Bureau of Street Lighting is taking part in a pilot program to install 100 solar panels on brand new LED street lights in Venice, Hollywood, and Porter Ranch. As part of the project, the department is also installing 140,000 LED lights throughout the City. This is the most LED installations of any City across the country, according to the Bureau of Street Lighting.
The program will use the solar panels on the LED lights to capture energy and feed it back to the grid, saving 60 percent in energy. This latest green project in LA will help generate power without burning fossil fuel.