There is nothing worse than your phone losing power when you’re on the go and don’t have a charger. Thanks to new, solar-powered chargers, New Yorkers won’t have to worry about their phones losing power anymore.
Last month, AT&T introduced solar-powered chargers for mobile devices in New York City. The 25 charging stations allow people to charge their mobile devices and tablets by plugging their cords into USB ports. According to the article, “AT&T Sets Up Solar-Powered” Chargers in New York City” by Stan Schroeder,, “Chargers include six USB connectors: 30-pin and Lightning plug for iPhones and iPads, and micro-USB for Android and Windows phones. They are powered by three 15-watt solar panels and a 168 watt-hour battery.” These charging stations will keep providing power even when the sun isn’t shining. AT&T has not yet announced if the stations will be permanent. For now, the charging stations are in place until October.
Learn more about the charging stations in an excerpt about the article.
“Nearly half of all Americans own a smartphone, and the amount of time we spend on handheld devices has increased dramatically,” said Joe Atkin, president and CEO of Goal Zero. “All too often, we hear the dreaded low-battery beep and it happens at the most inconvenient times. Street Charge will fix that.”
The chargers include six USB connectors: 30-pin and Lightning plug for iPhones and iPads, and micro-USB for Android and Windows phones. They are powered by three 15-watt solar panels and a 168 watt-hour battery, which is enough to keep the chargers running for several days without exposure to the sun.