More AT&T Solar-Charging Stations Coming to NYC
This summer, New Yorkers can Instagram as many photos of brunch or beach-ready bodies as they want with the help of AT&T's solar mobile charging stations.
The AT&T Street Charge project is expanding with nearly double the number of stations previously available throughout the five boroughs.
Inspired by 2012's Hurricane Sandy, which left many city residents and network providers without a personal power source, AT&T launched its eco-friendly solution last June. Its aim was to keep local folks connected even on the go.
Featuring a modern design (thanks to studio Pensa) and the latest in solar panel and battery technology (provided by Goal Zero), the stations allow users to charge any handheld device with a Micro USB, USB, 30-pin connector, or Lightning port.
"AT&T Street Charge grew out of a need for a sustainable power source during Superstorm Sandy and took on a life of its own when we deployed more than two dozen solar-powered units around the city last summer," AT&T New York state president Marissa Shorenstein said in a statement.