Soofa is a solar -powered bench charging and sensing hub that was unveiled at the White House Maker Faire. It can collect data like air quality and traffic patterns. Locations are chosen in high foot traffic areas. They are installed in Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and Austin will also be early adopter locations. A byproduct of the bench is that it creates a dialog around solar in addition to meeting the needs of a city to become more accessible and green.
Stakeholders to engage are Sustainability planners, Community development. potentially private businesses and the Mayor’s office.
In order to deploy you contact the SOOFA team they have an early adopter program, obtain funding, determine best locations and promote the installation. Can have an immediate impact.