Many Edmonton Bus Shelters are Going Off the Grid

By: Mishal Omar - Jan 31, 2017
References: cutaactu & edmontonjournal
The Edmonton Transit System recently rolled out a plan to use solar energy to power several Edmonton bus shelters.

While the plan was explored several years ago, it was not until recently that the technology had advanced enough for the solar-powered bus shelters to be able to function properly in the cold and dark weather that the Albertan city experiences. The bus shelters advertising sections are being featured alongside solar panels, making the advertisements visible at night while also adding an extra urban security feature to the bus stops.

The eco-friendly urban planning process works to increase revenue for the city, while also making sure that residents feel somewhat safer in areas that would otherwise not be well-lit.