"A resilience center in the case of a hurricane or earthquake."
“In a coming age of electric-powered automated vehicles, a grid of Totems can underpin a more sustainable transportation system."
"Three examples of how distributed resources could provide more than one service include Sunverge’s Solar Integration System, Totem Power’s next generation utility pole, and electricity storage."
"The Totem could be used by retail malls and on university and corporate campuses, as well as along city streets."
“Each tower is outfitted with a 5-killowatt solar array, which is the average size of a residential PV system in the US."
“Totem could replace our ubiquitous streetlights to make clean, renewable energy available almost anywhere in the city."
"A product that includes all these technologies in one attractive product."
“As a piece of smart city infrastructure, the primary advantage here lies in the distributed nature of the system.”
"There is an elegance about the design, with a long pole that fans out into a tilted, circular set of petals at the top."
"Totem Power's platform takes the concept of a utility pole to a whole new level."
"Totem is a groundbreaking platform for people and businesses alike."
"A vital part of that will be batteries like the ones housed in Totem’s towers. Batteries make solar energy generation more practical."
"Totem Power’s electrified stanchions arrive just as the industry experts try to wrap their heads around what electrical systems will be needed to power the smart cities of the future."
"The product's minimalist aesthetic is intended to accentuate urban landscapes, combining form and function in one elegant package."
"Cities can save on infrastructure costs through the integration of several applications within existing street light infrastructure, resulting in lower average project costs (per application) and additional valuable services being provided to its citizens."
"We’re at that moment where ‘a better space bar on a typewriter’ only gets us so far. We need to take the quantum leap to the personal computer, bringing the typewriter, rolodex, calculator, calendar, dictionary and filing cabinet into a cohesive product."