AT&T adds additional solar charging stations in New York

May 21, 2014
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Engadget alerts us to AT&T doubling the number of Street Charge stations in New York City. Inspired by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which left many city residents and network providers without a power source, AT&T launched the street stations in June of 2013.

Now, AT&T is installing an additional 45 stations around the city. The stations will be better equipped to handle the weather and can be used during the day or at night. Specifically, solar panels from the top of the terminal will provide power during the day while built-in lithium batteries will  run the stations at nights.

It will also be free to use for anyone with a phone or tablet, even if you are not an AT&T customer. In fact, the stations allow users to charge any handheld device with a Micro USB, USB, 30-pin connector, or Lightning port.

AT&T lists the additional sites:

Manhattan:

  • Central Park
  • Marcus Garvey Park
  • Coenties Slip
  • Old Slip
  • Mannahatta
  • Pier 15
  • East River Esplanade
  • Bowling Green Park
  • South Street Seaport
  • Edgar Plaza
  • Union Square
  • Governor’s Island

Queens:

  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Rockaway Beach

The Bronx:

  • Orchard Beach

Brooklyn:

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Coney Island
  • Brighton Beach

Staten Island:

  • South Beach
  • Midland Beach

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