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Solar Wi-Fi Flowers

18' Sun-Powered Daisies Planted by Toyota in Boston

— July 18, 2009 — Eco
Toyota has made Boston a little bit greener. Giant 18-foot “Solar Flowers” have been ‘planted’ outside the city’s Prudential Plaza as part of the 2010 Prius launch.

The solar powered daisies are ‘growing’ from curvy benches which seat up to 10 people and allow free access to Wi-fi and outlets for recharging cell phone and laptop batteries. Solar panels are positioned behind the petals to catch the sun’s rays.

The Toyota solar daisies represent the Prius’ theme “Harmony Between Man, Nature and Machine.” will be on site in the Plaza from July 8-19; then they move on.
Trend Themes
1. Solar-powered Outdoor Amenities - The use of solar power to provide outdoor seating, Wi-Fi access, and charging stations for electronic devices presents an opportunity for the development of eco-friendly urban spaces.
2. Green Tech Integration - The integration of sustainable energy technologies, such as solar panels, into everyday objects like benches and seating areas opens up possibilities for environmentally friendly innovations in various industries.
3. Tech-enhanced Experiential Marketing - The combination of free Wi-Fi access, charging stations, and unique outdoor seating experiences creates opportunities for businesses to engage with customers in new and interactive ways.
Industry Implications
1. Urban Design and Architecture - Integration of solar-powered outdoor amenities can revolutionize urban spaces, making them more sustainable and user-friendly.
2. Renewable Energy - The use of solar panels in outdoor amenities creates opportunities for the renewable energy industry to expand its reach and offer innovative solutions.
3. Marketing and Advertising - The incorporation of technology and unique experiences in outdoor marketing campaigns can generate brand awareness and consumer engagement.
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