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free phone-charging solar Powered stations installed in New York city – do you love to see them in your city ????

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AT&T installed  a pilot project of solar-powered charging stations across all five of New York City’s boroughs where the public can charge phones, tablets and other devices for free.

AT&T said the project, dubbed AT&T Street Charge, grew out of lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy, which devastated lower parts of Manhattan, Queens and the other boroughs. During the storm, AT&T helped power New York City’s distribution centers with commercial generators and pop-up cellular service.

As for Street Charge’s new look, which has evolved from a single curved solar panel to a helicopter-like segmented trio of panels, that was made in order to generate more solar surface area while blending in a bit better in parks.

“We wanted something that looked like it fit naturally in those natural environments,” Perry says. “It’s a little bit organic, but it’s a little bit industrial. It kind of looks like a flower, but so little that it’s not kitschy. It’s more of an abstraction.”

Street Charge units will be on the ground for a run of 90 days in an exclusive deal with AT&T. But as they’re classified as temporary structures, and the promotion will come to an end, Street Charge could expand more permanently to other cities in the future. It’s not a bad idea, though I have one request: Fit a mini cell tower on this thing, and I’m sold.

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