The centrality of being smart
In the connected world that is being born, an item of urban furniture as simple as the bench has its part to play – just as long as it is smart.
That means the smart bench can act as the hub for a range of services to improve the quality of life for residents, the most important of which is connectivity.
The Enel X SmartBench goes off the grid
Solutions offering connectivity typically have to be linked to the electricity grid to draw the power needed for them to operate. In contrast, the Enel X SmartBench has photovoltaic panels built into its seat and therefore can be used off grid, far from any power point.
Solar power allows it to connect to the Internet through WiFi hotspots and that means the bench can also be used to recharge the phones and tablets of residents on the go through the USB sockets on its side.
Easy to install, flexible and resistant
Enel X SolarPole and Enel X WindPole, powered by clean energy
Our SolarPole displays similar flexibility to the SmartBench. SolarPole is a multifunctional streetlight with integrated photovoltaic panels. These are sufficient to power a range of sensors using the energy of the sun, a contribution to a greener, more sustainable city atmosphere. Our WindPole is a lighting system powered by wind energy.
These are all solutions that make clever use of the possibilities of integrating renewable energy solutions with smart street furniture. They are all steps towards the goal of creating a smart e-city that’s attractive to live in, resilient and meets the needs of an increasingly connected society and economy.