We've come to terms with the phone booth extinction and now we're bringing solar to the streets! Goal Zero is collaborating with AT&T and Brooklyn design studio PENSA, to offer a solution to New Yorkers facing the dead battery dilemma – solar powered charging stations also known as Street Charge.
People will be able to conveniently charge their phones and tablets using built-in USB ports and charging tips. Solar panels collect the suns energy and lithium batteries store it, so there is always juice to charge up-day or night.
“We’re excited to team up with AT&T and Pensa to help make solar power a little more accessible,” said Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero. "All too often, we hear the dreaded low-battery beep and it happens at the most inconvenient times. Street Charge will fix that.”
Besides providing power, Street Charge will have the potential for lighting, WIFI, signage for ads, and way finding. Street Charge will make it's debut today, June 18th, at Fort Green Park as Goal Zero's first commercial product. AT&T will then deploy units around New York this summer in high foot traffic areas like Brooklyn Bridge Park, Coney Island, Riverside Park, Rockaways, Summerstage in Central Park, Randall's Island, Governor's Island, Union Square, and Hudson River Park.
Read more about Street Charge. The New York Times engadget CNET The Verge
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