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Solar-powered public charging stations like this Serbian one (see: l.rcty.ws/QKIkHB) that combines function with an aesthetic form.

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Bridget
Alan Joseph Williams
Colin Mutchler
Erik Michaels-Ober
Luke Bornheimer
Fiona Tang
Laura Gluhanich
Angus Li
Eckhart Beatty
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Jeff Kirschner
Melissa Small
Daniel Schwartzbaum
Bruce Wolfe
Raymond S. Ramirez

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Bruce Wolfe

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.

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Dan
Dan
Nov 27, 2013

Thanks for posting this Bruce.

Posted by Dan on Nov 27, 2013
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Eckhart Beatty

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.

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Eckhart Beatty
Eckhart Beatty
Oct 16, 2013

Solar-E Design Challenge in SF
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00pm
16th St (CCA environs) to 101 nr Mission Bay

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.

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Eckhart Beatty
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Frebe

If NY can do it, then SF can! ;-)

Andy
Andy
Aug 13, 2013

I couldn't agree more with you, Frebe. We really should have one soon.

Posted by Andy on Aug 13, 2013
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Andy
Dan
Dan
Aug 5, 2013

Wow - cool! Thanks for posting Andy.

Posted by Dan on Aug 5, 2013
Andy
Andy
Aug 13, 2013

Now that looks like spam. Apologies for not including a short description. And you're welcome, Andy.

Posted by Andy on Aug 13, 2013
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Tom K.

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."

abcnews.go.com/blogs/technolog...

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After Sandy, AT&T Builds Solar Phone Charging Stations Across NYC

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...

abcnews.go.com/blogs/technolog...

Casey Lauderdale
Casey Lauderdale
Jun 24, 2013

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.

Posted by Casey Lauderdale on Jun 24, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jun 25, 2013

For sure! I can imagine social interactions as well. "We met at the solar charging station in Dolores Park." :)

Posted by Tom K. on Jun 25, 2013
Eckhart Beatty
Eckhart Beatty
Oct 10, 2013

Exactly. I posted about this back in mid-July in my first Envision charging intro. My sentiments, as well.

Posted by Eckhart Beatty on Oct 10, 2013
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Jude

Like solar powered public outlets? That sounds cool.

Andy
Andy
Aug 13, 2013

Have you "created" this idea yet, Jude? 'Cause I think it deserves to have its own page.

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Dan

Design is gorgeous ... love this one Casey.

Andy
Andy
Aug 13, 2013

So out-of-this-world. I love it.

Posted by Andy on Aug 13, 2013
Eckhart Beatty
Eckhart Beatty
Oct 10, 2013

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.

Posted by Eckhart Beatty on Oct 10, 2013
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