Solar powered phone charger at Clearwater Festival in Croton

Just finished unpacking ourselves from the #ClearwaterFestival in Croton over the past weekend. We went as first-time exhibitors this year. We designed and built a solar + battery (energy generation + storage) system similar to what a homeowner might install to always have emergency power, even when the grid goes down. As a sideline, we thought we’d offer cell phone charging off the extra juice in our batteries. Lo and behold! We had a line of Festival volunteers at 9 am on first day, desperate to recharge their phones. And the line never stopped from the opening bell on Saturday until a few minutes before the closing ceremony on Sunday evening. ¬†Next year, we’ll have to step up how we organize all the different charger types and which phone need ‘triage’ to bring them back from the deep red zone and which just need a quick boost.

Setting up a hybrid (solar + battery) system at the Clearwater Festival...to charge cell phones all weekend long.!
Setting up a hybrid (solar + battery) system at the Clearwater Festival…to charge cell phones all weekend long.!
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