More and more ways are found to raise environmental awareness and protect nature. We start leaning towards eco-cars and bicycles instead of normal cars, switching to green energy and trying to pollute less. In order to contribute to this path, the EnGo charging station uses Sun and kinetic energy to power up devices.
EnGo was developed by NYC-based tech startup Volta Group and installed at Webster University in St.Louis. The public charging station is able to power mobile devices by using a clean energy combo harnessed through an array of kinetic tiles and solar panels. The station has enough outlets to charge up to 14 devices at the same time. Users have access to ten cables, two USB ports and two wireless charging pads. They can also have free WiFi and an emergency intercom.
The energy is gathered from the sun and their footsteps. Every time someone walks across the tiles, kinetic energy is harnessed. “Energy efficiency is a key step to reducing negative impact on climate change. The EnGo Charging Station provides free recharging and also serves as an educational tool with the main goal to motivate people to become more aware how their actions affect the planet,” explained Volta CEO Petar Mirovic.
The company announced their EnGo charging station will be used in the AT&T Fun Zone Tour. Also, a portable version will be available for sporting events, concerts, festivals, promotional and sales activities. Organizers of such events can use it without worry since it is easy to fold and transport.
Webster University bought the charging station for $20,000, calling it an investment in the sustainable future. “Sustainability is one of Webster University’s core values and this recharging station is another investment in reducing our impact on the environment,” declared Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble.
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