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More than 50 new parking meters are being installed in the Mendip District of Somerset in southwest England—and half of them will be solar powered.
The meters are part of a £170,000 investment by the local council after vociferous public demand for more user-friendly machines. (Some of the current parking meters are a good two decades old.)
Britain's first solar-powered meters were installed in Nottingham in 2001, but the machines were plagued by gloomy weather, which often resulted in drivers getting away with free parking. Yay, technology! ::BBC News and ::The Telegraph