The Municipality of Heraklio on the island of Crete installed four smart benches on two of the main squares of the city. The smart benches operate with solar energy and have full energy independence.
They offer to the people the opportunity to re-charge their mobile phones and browse through the internet with a free wi-fi while enjoying a pleasant rest in the city.
Two of the benches are on Eleftherias Square and two on 25. August Square.
The innovative and environment-friendly project is fully funded by the Municipality of Heraklio.
“If the solar benches prove to be useful to the people, we plan to install more,” Mayor Vassilis Lambrinos told media.
He stressed that the Municipality of Heraklio is innovating, using the technology in a way that make the lives of citizens easier in various ways.