AT&T has recently announced that it will set up 25 solar-powered charging stations for mobile devices throughout New York City. For this project AT&T has joined hands with the solar company Goal Zero and Brooklyn-based design studio PENSA. The number of smartphones has increased significantly over the past few years. If your phone drains its battery when you are on the go, then you can directly take a deviation to such solar charging stations.
The first round of these street charge stations will be tested at 25 locations all across New York.
Newyork is a city that is prone to storm attacks and hurricanes. Power shortage is a common problem that every NewYork citizens face when such natural disasters strike. Hereafter if such type of incidents occurs, then these solar power stations will act like a great relief for them.
This initiative known as Street Charge is a “direct outgrowth of Super storm Sandy, when AT&T powered New York City’s distribution centers with commercial generators and pop-up cellular service.” When certain parts of New York City were left without power after the storm, many people crowded around stations set up by companies like AT&T and others put up by citizens for their charging needs. That’s when AT&T realized the need for a sustainable charging solution.
People can now easily charge their phones and tablets using built-in USB ports and charging tips. Solar panels at respective stations will collect solar energy and lithium batteries will store it. Therefore you will be able to charge your phone or tablet at any time of a day.
These 25 public solar-powered cell phone and tablet charging stations will make charging easier and cleaner like never before. The current locations where these solar powered charging stations are set up are given below:
- Riverside Park, Pier I
- Union Square Park, North Plaza
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier I
- Fort Greene Park
- Governor’s Island
If you’re not near one of the initial locations, during the 90-day trial they’ll soon hit these spots too:
- Rumsey Playfield, Central Park Summerstage
- Hudson River Park Pier 59
- Randall’s Island
- Coney Island
- Metrotech Plaza
- The Dumbo Arts Festival
- The Brooklyn Book Festival
- Rockaway Beach
- Clearview Golf Course
- Socrates Sculpture Park
- Orchard Beach
- La Tourette Golf Course
- Staten Island Zoo