Edmonton’s solar-powered benches can charge your phone

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The City of Edmonton is giving residents an environmentally-friendly way to charge their phone on the go with the construction of solar-powered public benches.

Two benches, made by MIT Media Lab start-up Soofa, were unveiled as part of Environment Week on Tuesday, June 7th.

The City of Edmonton is the first Canadian city to have Soofa benches installed. The benches are used in 12 U.S. states and five countries around the world.

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The sustainably-built outdoor furniture uses sunlight to run and stores energy so it can even be used at night.

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“These benches provide a visible and tangible solar power experience for citizens,” said Mark Brostrom, director of city environmental strategies, in a release.

Source: The Huffington Post Canada

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