Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Solar Power From Solar Flowers

Toyota has planted several 18-foot high solar-powered daisies in front of the Prudential Mall in Boston as part of their launch for the 2010 3rd-generation Prius, which will utilize solar power for inner ventilation if parked in the sun. The flowers provide free Wi-Fi, cellphone and laptop charging, and seating for 10 people at a time. The installation also includes 5 bus shelters that use solar panels to operate fans for air circulation.

The exhibit leaves Boston July 19, and will be placed in other cities through the rest of the year.

Source: PSFK

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