Solar charging stations power mobile phones at Art Dubai

The Middle East’s first solar public charging station partnered with the eighth edition of Art Dubai, the leading international art fair in the Middle East and South Asia, which took place from March 19 to March 22 at Madinat Jumeirah.

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Published: Thu 27 Mar 2014, 5:35 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:31 PM

Spearheaded by 174 Solar, a Dubai-based company focusing on sustainable-centricinitiatives, and in collaboration with Goumbook, a leading green-information online platform, Street Charge Middle East aims to bring accessible solar power to urban communities.Merging the latest in solar technology and modern product design, the drop-in solutionstations provided all attendees an easy way to harness the sun’s energy and charge theirmobile devices.

Solar power

Coinciding and resonating with the initiatives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, latestSmart City initiatives aiming to improve overall quality of life in Dubai, Street Chargenaturally supports the government’s strategic projects, ahead of Expo 2020 and beyond.

Mujahid Salman, founder and CEO of 174 Solar, said: “We are truly fortunate tohave ample sun in this part of the world and tapping into this solar energy potential on aneveryday accessible level is fast becoming a need and a requirement. Street Charge is thatanswer and we are pleased to have partnered with Art Dubai this year, supporting His Highness’ vision, offering visitors aneasy way to charge their phones while enjoying the fair. The positive response has been overwhelming.'

Two charging stations were installed throughout Art Dubai with a wide range of visitors, both local and international, making use of the new offering.

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