The City of Amsterdam is about to install so-called Zonspots (‘Sun Spots’) — small open air sun-powered desks with a shelter on top. There will be power to plug-in laptops and Wi-Fi, free of charge.
Placing ZonSpots through the Netherlands (and later also throughout Europe) will increase awareness of the availability of solar energy.
The ZonSpots have a main goal in informing people about alternative energy and are therefore supported by the Amsterdam Smart City program.
Using a Zonspot will be for free, which is possible because companies can sponsor the Zonspots and advertise their sustainable projects on them. For now the Zonspots are only planned in Amsterdam, which is perhaps not the best city for outdoor working, but other cities might also be interested in this 21th century phone booth.
The ZonSpots is one of several green initiatives of the Amsmarterdam City project.