S4: Self Sufficient Solar Shifter
S4 is a Self Sufficient Solar Powered Public Station. Dynamic armatures adjust solar arrays and track the suns path for maximum efficiency. The Station is tied into the city’s grid so as to help provide energy for the pubic and redistribute excess energy to neighbors and the community. S4 is also an interactive information station where the public can have access to news, wireless, information regarding local events, and internet access. The proposed materials consist of recycled aluminum, cast metal, and interactive digital media. The rear of the station allows for bicycle parking to encourage using the station as not simply a bus stop but also public gathering place. Interactive screens keep the public in touch by supplying both visual and auditory information about bus schedules and real time bus tracking. The station illuminates different colors depending on the bus that is arriving which to allows patrons of the pubic transportation system to know when a particular bus is about to arrive.