Charging stations powered by sun and community
Street Charge is the first solar, drop-in, community charging station for mobile devices. It is designed with community and public spaces in mind to provide free and reliable charging. 100% off the grid, Street Charge can be “dropped in” anywhere, and is an elegant symbol of clean solar power.
- FastCompany Innovation by Design - 2014
- IDSA Finalist - 2014
- Architizer A+ Judge's Choice Award: Products - Landscapes - 2014
with Street Charge, the Dumbo-based studio has certainly produced something befitting of the word "elegant"
— The Verge
An icon for solar power
Pensa was inspired to create something of value for the community, especially after witnessing the power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Street Charge was conceptualized, designed and developed by Pensa, then brought to life with Goal Zero and AT&T as partners. Street Charge was initially deployed throughout NYC and can now be found worldwide.
Off the grid
From beaches to parks to college campuses and beyond, many of these public areas lack outlets or any existing power infrastructure. Street Charge is able to provide reliable and free recharging at these transient locations.
A powerful gesture
Pensa designed Street Charge to celebrate harnessing the power of the sun through its proud, linear stance, and the way the solar panels reaching toward the light. The industrial organic design language of Street Charge strikes a balance between the built environment of public spaces and nature.