AT&T and Goal Zero Bring Solar Charging Stations to New York City

Posted June 18, 2013 at 2:40pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 4118 views

AT&T and solar kit manufacturer Goal Zero have teamed up to bring solar charging stations to New York city. Street Charge, as they call it, debuts today at Fort Green park and will be rolled out to other areas throughout the summer.

Each Street Charge unit houses six USB ports in total. For iPhone owners, both Lightning and 30-pin dock connector cables are built in. There’s a micro USB cable included for Android / Windows Phone / BlackBerry devices, and three female USB ports are also available if you’ve got your own cable handy. Wood "charging stations" (carrying AT&T branding) provide ample room for users to place their devices down on Street Charge and chat with others stopping by for a quick boost.

Street Charge will be powered 24 hours a day as Goal Zero's sun fueled battery will continuously power throughout the night. Each port produces 10 watts (Apple's iPhone 5 charger is 5W), so people can stop by for a quick 10-15 minute charge and get enough juice to get them from point A to B.

Let us know if you are in the area and have used Street Charge.

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Barack Obama - June 20, 2013 at 1:42am
Broken in a week! No one will charge again
AJ Morgan - June 19, 2013 at 2:30am
Great! Next they'll bring it to London and the places that really get sun like Las Vegas. Maybe 10 years - lol
Tzvi Filler - June 18, 2013 at 3:34pm
I guess I'm lucky to be in New York City!
worldsguard - June 18, 2013 at 3:28pm
I think this and excellent convenient idea. It will surely help those who are pretty much on the go all the time.
dribble - June 18, 2013 at 3:27pm
I got to move to New York now, too. Lots of iPhones sitting around, waiting to be stolen.
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