Belgrade-London, February 2017 – Belgrade-based company Strawberry Energy has launched a network of 10 solar powered ‘smart benches’ across London last week. The internationally acclaimed benches use the technology developed by Strawberry thanks to the financial support of the Innovation Fund.
They are equipped with smart device chargers, free access to WiFi and built-in sensors that allow one to monitor the air quality. Three of them have contactless technology which allows for the world’s first use of contactless payment on the Smart Bench, thanks to which the public can donate £2 to the Cancer Research UK lifesaving research.
As a beneficiary of the Fund’s Mini Grants Program in 2012, Strawberry energy developed a new type of solar public charger for cell phones – smaller and more efficient, with better power management system integrated with the application to monitor energy efficiency, is designed to be user-friendly and accessible to a wider market.