U.S. state of California has long been quite successfully applied technologies for production and application of solar energy. In many ways, this is due to the fact that this state for a year is not lacking in the sunlight, and green energy production is in full swing in all districts.
And in earth-friendly Riverside County, more precisely, in one of its cities named Perris, even bus stops will soon be a mini-plant for the development of "green" energy. Already in March 2013, the installation of six such stops in different parts of the city. On the roof of each box stop is solar cell capacity of 1.2 kilowatts. Energy obtained in this way will go to feeding the nearby traffic lights.
Interestingly, the cost of installing solar stopping point is not very different from the usual. Innovative model will cost the municipal authorities of $ 17 thousand, while the traditional boxes range from $ 7 to $ 17 thousand, but the benefits from the stop with a solar panel is clear, because they can be used to generate 25% of the required energy for the traffic lights. Besides, that "sun" stops have the ability to accumulate and store excess energy to use them in the dark.