Solar powered palm trees boost Dubai’s smart plans

03 August, 2015


Solar panel-powered, palm tree-inspired Wi-Fi stations have become the latest addition to the smart city technology of Dubai. Umm Suqeim Beach and Za’abeel Park are the first two locations for the Smart Palms, which provide free wireless internet access. They also give information on the weather, local attractions and have facilities for charging mobile devices. The palms are around six metres tall, and the plan is for 103 to be in place across the city at popular outdoor locations. The initiative is part of the UAE Cabinet Year of Innovation project.

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