Got Wind has some fun tricks up its sleeve. Last year at the Glastonbury Festival – a massive music and performing arts festival in the Vale of Avalon, England – phone service provider Orange and renewable tech creators Got Wind provided a tent-mounted wind-powered phone charger – a pretty awesome set up considering that the event is off in the boonies and cell phone charging stations would be in demand. But this year, the team plans to dwarf last year’s charging pod.
The new pod will stand nearly 23 feet tall and host a wind generator and solar panels that will generate enough electricity to charge up to 100 mobile phones and hour, and store any leftover energy in its battery tank. With thousands of people attending the festival, they think they’ll be pretty busy. And the newer recharge pod is still only a test for bigger, more powerful stations to come. I can definitely see stations like this being useful at any large event where outlets are scarce.
written by The Food Monster, June 20, 2008
written by Green Gadgets, June 20, 2008
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