Smart solar-powered benches are a new product that is getting traction in many cities around the world. There are more than one million traditional benches in the US alone and they present a huge network that can be used in a much smarter way. In this blog post, we will discuss how smart benches can replace their traditional peers and what benefits they can bring to the table.
Let's start with the basics. Smart Bench is completely energy independent solution, powered only by solar energy. During the day, the solar panel will collect daylight and convert it into energy. All that energy will be stored into the batteries that will then provide energy to charge your mobile phones and other portable devices. But not just that, this smart solar bench will also supply internet connection via Smart Hub and collect many outdoor data using smart sensors.
How communities can benefit from them? Smart Solar bench is not just a service providing device, it is also a product that can significantly increase the energy resilience of our cities. Just remember how our cities look like during hurricanes and other unpredictable situations that cause blackouts and power outages.
Now let's imagine a place with a network of smart solar benches installed throughout the city. This network of smart solar benches would allow people to stay connected in those situations and would increase the safety and security of our neighborhoods.