Applaud Company’s Solar-Powered Cell Phone Chargers

Target: Marco Perry, founder of Pensa

Goal: Applaud company for its innovative solar-powered cell phone charger

In recent years, New York has become one of the leading states in the U.S. for solar power. In a move that further boosts its innovative and environmentally conscious status, solar-powered cell phone-charging stations will soon be installed in 25 locations throughout New York City. Known as “Street Charges,” these 12.5-foot structures will be able to charge up to six devices at a time, regardless of the phone carrier. The entire project’s estimated cost is between $300,000 and $500,000.

The concept of the Street Charge was developed by Pensa, a strategic design consultancy. Through a partnership with Goal Zero (a solar company) and AT&T, these unique charging stations will be repositioned throughout the city two more times over a three-month period. In order to test the project, Pensa employees set up normal umbrellas connected to solar chargers and collected user data on the streets of New York City. In terms of design, Street Charges are “self-sufficient battery-filled” poles with helicopter-like panels that generate more solar surface area. According to Marco Perry, the founder of Pensa, more focus will be placed on installing Street Charges in “natural, electricity dead zones.” Due to the fact that these stations do not require any digging to lay wires, they can be positioned anywhere, such as parks, beaches, or other outdoor spaces.

Since the partnership between the multiple parties involved will end in 90 days, Street Charge could expand more permanently to other cities throughout the country and potentially the world. By signing this petition, you are applauding Pensa’s Street Charge project. Cell phones have become a staple of modern living and attempts to make necessary technologies more efficient and environmentally friendly should be encouraged.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Perry,

In recent years, New York has become one of the leading states in the U.S. for solar power. In a move that further boosts the state’s innovative and environmentally conscious status, your company’s solar-powered cell phone-charging stations will soon be installed in 25 locations throughout New York City.

Known as Street Charges, your stations will be repositioned throughout the city two more times over a three-month period. Street Charge’s design is minimalistic yet energy efficient. The charging station’s true ingenuity relies upon the fact that these structures do not require any digging to lay wires; they can be positioned anywhere, such as parks, beaches, or other outdoor spaces. This will allow more focus to be placed on installing Street Charges in areas with little or no electricity.

Since your company’s partnership with Goal Zero and AT&T will end in 90 days, Street Charges could expand more permanently to other cities throughout the country and potentially the world. I am applauding your company’s Street Charge project. Cell phones have become a staple of modern living; attempts to make necessary technologies more efficient and environmentally friendly should be encouraged.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. This is such a wonderful idea. I am hopeful that other cities and states will follow New York’s example. Hopefully, Street Charges will be a reality for most cities, especially in rural areas. Thank you for such an interesting post. If you are interested in discount cell phones please visit http://www.CellFever.com. You will not be disappointed.

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