Monday, 18 May 2009

Solar/WiFi benches

Here's an interesting possibility reported by Treehugger. As yet it's only a concept, but the idea is that these open air benches have solar panels that provide power for WiFi access and for lighting at night. All made of recycled materials, of course.

Sounds like a good idea and would add to the increasing spread of WiFi availability. But I wouldn't be the first one to point out that the solar panels are placed on the top - where people sit. If the benches prove very popular then lots of people will use them, which means they will be obscuring sunlight from the solar panels, which means less power available for the WiFi ....

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