26 Jun '13, 9am

Sustainability Surge: NYC gets free solar charging stations

Sustainability Surge: NYC gets free solar charging stations

New York is becoming a hotbed for sustainability lately. Following the recent announcements of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a $20 billion climate change adaptation plan and a food waste composting plan, not too mention rolling out a bike share programme with Citi Group, the city has introduced public solar charging stations around its five boroughs. Telecoms giant AT&T and solar start-up Goal Zero are the two firms behind the recently implemented project. They have teamed up with Brooklyn-based design studio Pensa to place 25 Street Charge stations around parks, beaches, and other outdoor spaces and electricity dead-zone areas for a three-month pilot programme. The Street Charge stations will enable New Yorkers to charge their smartphones and gadgets while on the go, keeping them connected with their mobile needs for free and in a sustainable manner. The station, de...

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