Solar Powered Cell Phone Charge Stations

Today’s smart phones are great… endless amounts of information available in the palm of your hand. Now, if only the battery didn’t die halfway through the day.
AT&T has partnered with Goal Zero and Brooklyn-based design studio Pensa to create solar powered cell phone charging stations. The stations are equipped with chargers for the iPhone 4 and 5 as well as with USB and microUSB connectors for other devices. With solar power coming from three 15 watt solar panels and stored in Li-NMC batteries, city goers can power up day or night.

These stations will be scattered in some of New York’s high foot traffic areas including Brooklyn Bridge Park, Coney Island, Riverside Park, Rockaways, Summerstage in Central Park, Randall’s Island, Governor’s Island, Union Square, and Hudson River Park. The first charging station was installed in mid-June; an additional 24 will open up throughout the summer.

This is a great way to combine clean energy and our addiction to constant communication. Keep your fingers crossed your city is the next lucky location to power up!

Source: Tree Hugger

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