The Bus Stops in San Francisco are going to be sport WiFi and will be lit with LED light— all clean energy, solar energy.
By 2013, San Francisco is going to have 1100 solar-powered Bus Shelters installed throughout the city. This initiative can be the head start for other states and even nations to follow. There is hardly a flaw you can pick-beginning with the grassroots— as these shelters have been developed out of recycled material.
With a rolling red crest of photovoltaic panels on its top, the shelter will capture the solar energy that will power the intercom, the LEDs and the Wireless Routers. Apparently once all the 1100 shelters are in place, these routers would offer WiFi connectivity to the entire state.
As for the unused energy it’s not going to be wasted. It’s going to be transmitted to the grid for others to use. It’s definitely a small step, but it’s time for other states to look for similar plans.
Photos by Mike Chino and Ryan Hughes