0 MIT-designed Solar Benches in Boston

Solar bench in Boston, MA

Credit: The Boston Globe

What’s in store for the Greenway or a park bench near you?  Solar with the Net, that’s right.  MIT designed benches allow occupant to rest, recharge and Uber without increasing the carbon footprint.

According to The Boston Globe, “installed recently at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, each of these two sleek, backless benches has a solar panel on one side to provide power to recharge cellphones, a connection to the Internet, and for night lighting. Soon they also will have sensors to detect for air pollution — even telling whether someone nearby is smoking.”

The full article is available to Globe subscribers: Seat-e can recharge phones as users take a rest

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