AT&T to deploy public solar phone charging stations from Goal Zero

Greentech Lead America:  Solar power provider Goal Zero announced partnership with AT&T and Brooklyn design studio PENSA, to offer public solar powered charging stations known as Street Charge to New Yorkers facing the dead-battery dilemma.

Street Charge is powered by the latest in solar panel and battery technology from Goal Zero. People will be able to conveniently charge their phones and hand-held devices using built-in USB ports and charging tips. Solar panels and lithium batteries are incorporated into each station to ensure that there is juice for people to power up – day or night.

Joe Atkin, president and CEO of Goal Zero, said, “Nearly half of all Americans own a smartphone and the amount of time we spend on handheld devices has increased dramatically. All too often, we hear the dreaded low-battery beep and it happens at the most inconvenient times. Street Charge will fix that.”

Street Charge will be modular to meet the needs of architects, developers, and city planners seeking to offer amenities in commercial and public spaces. Besides providing power, Street Charge will have the potential for lighting, WIFI, and signage for ads and way finding.

AT&T will deploy Street Charge 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.

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