30 Sep '15, 3am

London's Iconic Red Phone Box Goes Green with an added solar-powered charging station

London's Iconic Red Phone Box Goes Green with an added solar-powered charging station

The public payphone may not be the necessity it once was, but a billion plus people now rely on cell phones for almost everything. Regularly spotted in every major city are poor souls visibly hurled into anxious confusion when a phone battery dies at an inopportune moment. London School of Economics students Harold Craston and Kirsty Kenney have provided a solution: an award-winning idea that will bring the iconic red phone boxes of London back to life in a way other cities could too. Craston and Kenney created a green, retrofitted red phone box with a solar-powered charging station for most popular cell phone models called the Solarbox. The first green Solarbox can be seen in central London's Tottenham Court Road. The solar panel affixed to the booth is capable of charging around 100 devices per day at no cost to its users. The sustainable power sources pay for themselves...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/news/londons-iconic-red-p...

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