StreetCharge is a simple and elegant solution to a common problem. In our urban environments, we are often in need of a quick place to recharge. Most of us have been out of juice at one time or another. Often, when our devices run out of power, we just need 5 minutes to make a quick call, send a message or check a map. Similarly, we often need a brief respite to recharge ourselves. StreetCharge is a solar powered installation. It provides charging, lighting and a place to rest, integrating with the existing structure of a standard street sign.
Our first prototype was installed in cafe umbrellas that were put outside in DUMBO in Brooklyn, NY. People could charge their phones while relaxing, eating lunch, or working outside.