Solar Flowers Bloom in San Francisco

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The famed Solar Flowers exhibit, sponsored by Toyota’s Prius, has left New York City (see photo, above) and debuts in San Francisco today.

The floral sculptures, up to 18 feet tall, have been installed at the Yerba Buena Gardens, where visitors can harness the power of solar energy to charge computers and cell phones. Each flower seats up to 10 people, who may also access free Wi-Fi service.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 27. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The city’s bus riders will also receive a pleasant surprise: solar-powered ventilation in bus shelters throughout the downtown area.

The Solar Flowers will complete their tour next month in Los Angeles (Oct. 3–18).

Photo courtesy of Toyota

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