Solar-Powered Charging Stations Headed to Campus

May 22, 2014

(Bowie, Md.) -- May 22, 2014 -- The Bowie State University campus community and visitors will now have a convenient, more energy efficient way to power up their mobile devices with the installation of two solar-powered charging stations this week.

In a continued effort to create a green campus and encourage sustainable lifestyles, the Division of Administration and Finance purchased the charging stations in part by using funds from a new student fee designated for sustainability projects. These projects will bring cutting-edge technology to the campus.
 
The first-of-its-kind charging stations provide a lighted, covered outdoor table and seating for up to eight people, plus two wheelchairs, where you can recharge your mobile phone, laptop and tablet, camera, and more, while using clean sustainable energy. Each station is equipped with six power outlets and four USB outlets, with an automatic shut-off system during unsafe, rainy conditions.

One station will be located just outside of the Student Center near parking lot J and the other between the Crawford Science Building and the Computer Science Building for convenient use.

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