New York City gets public solar-powered cellphone chargers
These solar-powered flowers are now sprouting up in New York, offering precious joules to cellphones drained by searching for 3G on the subway.
Design firm Pensa and solar company GoalZero will be testing the Street Charge stations at 25 locations in New York. Here are the current locations, so you can use your last few seconds of battery life to load this article and check out where to go for an emergency power-up:
- 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, though, don’t worry — at some point during the 90-day trial they’ll 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
Now New Yorkers never have to shut up! HALLELUJAH.
NYC To Install Free Cellphone-Charging Stations, FastCoDesign.
Solar-Powered Charging Stations to Sprout Up in New York City Parks, Observer.