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Sun stations are pieces of public furniture that provide 100W of free solar energy in open areas, allowing people to charge and use electronics in a wider variety of places.
They are made of concrete, teak wood, and stainless steel. The energy is generated by Mono-crystalline solar cells and stored either in a battery pack or in a grid-tied system under the seat. The socket has a transparent safety cover and is placed under a display that both highlights the socket and indicates the amount of energy being used. Soft local lighting, orientation, and display of energy availability are provided by a green light located under the solar panel.
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Prof. Sigmar Willnauer
Prof. Franz Biggel