London phones are going green and they will help you charge your phone with solar power
Everyone is familiar with the red phone boxes around London, as they are one of the main characteristics of the British capital city. Lately, they haven’t been used so often, but that is going to change as they will be converted into solar power stations and will be painted green.
The very first of the six Solarboxes is situated on Tottenham Court Road. This box is used to provide power free of charge to all your phones, as they can be adapted to work with different types of phones.
They contain an 86cm solar panel that can charge 100 phones every day. It doesn’t take long either, as your battery will be charged 20% in 10 minutes, as BBC says.
Until now, about six people have entered the boxes every hour. Even if they are free of charge, they boxes are used for advertising. This is how they can exist. Still, about 30% of the advertising space is dedicated to community projects.
This new way of people using a phone box to make a call is amazing, just like in the past, only with fancy devices.
One of the project creators, Harold Cranston, a former geography student, reports “There are 8,000 of these lying unused in London and we must be able to find a use for them.”
Another five boxes will be available starting on the 15th of April 2015.
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