Solar Charge Point Brings Solar Power to the People


Here’s an idea for 2013. Wouldn’t it be nice to have powerful solar chargers all over the place? One Portuguese company is doing something along those lines. With its StarEnergy’s INTI Solar Charge Point, it is possible to charge a cell phone, a tablet or a laptop with solar power from mobile charging stations can be installed in any public space, such as parks, airports, bus stations and even temporarily at events.

INTI Solar Charge Point is also a connectivity hub. It features a 220V connection, micro USB and iPhone. The basic version features Wi-Fi and in more advanced versions it also includes video monitoring and support for advertising. The model can last two days without sunshine, provides Wi-Fi signal distribution 24 hours per day in a range of 150 meters and it can charge around 2,000 cell phones per day in 15 minutes each time.

It would be great to see solar power solutions such as the INTI Solar Charge Point popping up all over the place. Hopefully they will do in the new year.

Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.

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