Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Solar Phone Chargers in DUMBO, Pier 1, Fort Greene and More

Solar charger in DUMBO. Photo: MK Metz
AT&T is installing approximately 25 outdoor solar mobile charging units across the city this summer. So far two have been set in Fort Greene Park, plus one at at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier I, on Governor’s Island, Pier 1 at Riverside Park and Union Square Park.

In Brooklyn, more will be installed at Coney Island, Metrotech Plaza, at the Dumbo Arts Festival and at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Mayor Bloomberg said he asked the company to do this after people had trouble charging their phones after Hurricane Sandy.

Shown above: Pensa, a Dumbo-based strategic design consultancy designed the first Street Charge prototype and installed it at the Pearl Street Triangle starting in 2012. It's up again this summer. More about this here.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They will do anything to make that "park" something. No one uses it. If you live or work how load it is there that even el dumbo felafel moved.