Gallery: Solar Powered Bus Shelter Unveiled in San Francisco

 

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom recently unveiled the first of 1,100 solar powered bus shelters that will be installed throughout the city between now and 2013. Crowned with a rolling red crest of photovoltaic panels, the shelters will use the sun’s rays to power their intercom, LED lighting, and even wireless routers that will help blanket the city with WiFi goodness. Designed by Lundberg Design and contracted through Clear Channel, the new shelters signal a bright future for solar technology in the Bay Area.

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  1. toolsalesman March 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    its great that they are green but they are so ugly and huge, one’s going up right in front of my building and its only going to leave 4 feet of walkable space. its almost a foot deeper than the current ones. I love the other stuff Lundberg has done but this is a design fail in my op.

  2. Yamikowu89 December 8, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    If you also add a television and some A/C that would be worth waiting at the bus stop for…..

  3. Milieunet June 2, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    This is great. Combine it with this air-conditioned busstop and it’s perfect:

    http://www.stichtingmilieunet.nl/andersbekekenblog/?p=3156

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