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Wouldn't mind seeing a Soofa or twelve in SF.
Photo courtesy of Soofa. Most ordinary benches just sit in parks or alongside city streets, providing a space for people ...
We ned to just fill in some necessay gaps first so that others can see how efficient it is to transition over to EVs. Let's get Room 200 to approve this first as our springboard.
Thanks for posting this Bruce.
Yes, in fact it was that very news item back in June on Gizmag that gave me the idea behind my post in the first place.
We need to kick off a design competition, perhaps near CCA in the City or similar design schools in the Bay area.
I've already approached some of the more noteworthy designer / educators in SF, and they have been supportive. A nationally known energy-focused organization endorses it in principal.
Please contact me with more questions and ideas. We already have at least one potential sponsor.
I hope to contact Make and Tech Shop in coming weeks or months.
If NY can do it, then SF can! ;-)
I couldn't agree more with you, Frebe. We really should have one soon.
Wow - cool! Thanks for posting Andy.
Now that looks like spam. Apologies for not including a short description. And you're welcome, Andy.
Cool that these are coming to NYC. I can't imagine SF would be far behind. I could see them being hugely popular all over Union Square and Soma.
"Called the AT&T Street Charge project, the 25 charging stations will be spread out across the city. Many of the first stations, including ones in Riverside Park and Fort Greene Park, began to provide power to low-on-juice phone owners on Tuesday."
Credit: AT&T In the days following Superstorm Sandy, Starbucks and other restaurants in the New York City region had lines out the door. The customers were not in line to get coffee or food, but instead to use the electric outlets to charge their dead cell phones. The administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, AT&T and other...
Thanks for sharing this. They would be great (and quite appropriate) by AT&T park, too. I can imagine the number of folks trying to find each other after a game, etc.
For sure! I can imagine social interactions as well. "We met at the solar charging station in Dolores Park." :)
Exactly. I posted about this back in mid-July in my first Envision charging intro. My sentiments, as well.
Like solar powered public outlets? That sounds cool.
Have you "created" this idea yet, Jude? 'Cause I think it deserves to have its own page.
Design is gorgeous ... love this one Casey.
So out-of-this-world. I love it.
Casey, this is indeed cool. We need some like this for sure. It all goes to show firms like Envision may lead the way on a power basis, but there's plenty of room for more avante guarde solutions, as well. Bring them on. We need a call for action for local and international artists and designers.