No longer will we see traversing urbanites with mobile devices huddled over an unsuspecting outlet like it’s the last source of energy on Earth. Or rather, that’s what the very near future holds. New York-based design agency Pensa has teamed with solar company Ground Zero and AT&T to launch 25 self-sufficient, solar-powered charging stations across New York City. Dubbed “Street Charge,” each station employs three solar panels that allows the 10-foot-tall flower-like structure to work remotely anywhere, be it on the sidewalk, in a park or at the pier. The 25 units will run for 90 days on an exclusive contract with AT&T, yet there is no word as to whether they will become permanent after the three months.
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