Smart cities are adjusting their framework to incorporate a smart parking program. The city of San Diego recently began a program to replace their traditional, coin-operated parking meters with “smart” tech, allowing users to pay with a credit card. City officials hope to allow consumers to pay by mobile phone in the near future.

Perhaps the quintessential “smart” component of these new meters is their cost-effectiveness for the city. The smart meters use San Diego’s existing meter poles, making installation easier and preserving useful current infrastructure.

The transition to smart city is always easier when existing infrastructure does not need to be replaced. In the case of solar LED lighting installation, ClearWorld’s RetroFlex flexible panels can be retrofitted onto functioning or nonfunctioning light poles of any size, shape or diameter. Our optimized distribution system with dispatchable renewable energy can be installed just about anywhere, from light poles, benches, trash cans, and more. It’s easy to make your project 100% renewable with the incorporation of ClearWorld’s thin-film flexible solar panels.