Charging gadgets with solar-powered urban infrastructure

18 May

“The ‘street charge’ concept takes into account the changing urban environment and our social need to stay connected at all times via our smartphones or androids. the simple intervention, developed by brooklyn-based studio PENSA! looks to harness the potential of our current street infrastructure as a platform in which to power-up our mobiles and other portable gadgets;
it makes use of what already exists, rather than considering that additional systems be installed on our sidewalks. PENSA!’s design would utilize photovoltaic cells to charge the integrated LED lighting and storage battery housed within the channel of sign structures. attached would be a shelf and bench, offering a so-called ‘rest stop’ for individuals to take a moment to read an e-mail or text a friend while giving their device a quick re-charge”.


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