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Toyota Plants Giant Solar-Powered Flowers Across US Cities

21 July 2009 No Comment

Technology.am (July 21, 2009) — Toyota is planting giant solar-powered flowers in urban areas. The flowers generate electricity and provide free Wi-Fi. The flowers operate daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

solar-flowerThe 18-foot flowers have solar cells behind their petals and at the base of the stem. The generated electricity travels down the stem to plastic green benches with 110-volt outlets. Each of the five flower provide room for up to 10 people to sit while charging their cell phones, laptops and other devices.

At present, the solar-powered flowers appear in Boston; these solar flowers will later go to New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Toyota’s planting of solar-powered flowers is the part of its national marketing campaign for the third generation Prius launch in 2010.

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