Solar-Powered Kiosks


NV3 Technologies designs, builds, and sells solar-powered Cell Phone Charging Kiosks out of our headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. Cell Phone Charging Trailers are also available with a solar power option, making them a clean, green addition to any festival or event. Solar power has become more popular as a method of supplying electricity to homes and businesses. Now you can use the sun’s energy to provide mobile device charging services for your company’s outdoor sites.

The Tennessee Valley Authority recently installed a solar-powered kiosk outside the TVA Towers on Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee. Visitors can charge their phones for free and get relevant information from the 19-inch screen that’s built into the kiosk.

Hersheypark is home to 3 solar-powered kiosks that are sponsored by T-Mobile and helpful for visitors to the iconic Pennsylvania landmark. Park patrons stay connected by keeping their phones charged, and a charged phone also allows guests to capture the priceless memories they make in photo or video form.

Dominion owns an NV3 trailer that can charge 96 devices at once and gets its energy from flexible solar panels fixed to the roof. The trailer has two 65” commercial grade monitors and a visual and audio system capable of providing event-specific information, advertisements, or emergency information.

The sun has been used to generate electricity for a long time. Here’s an excerpt from an article that’s pretty easy to understand about the history of solar power:

The history of photovoltaic energy (aka. solar cells) started way back in 1876. William Grylls Adams along with a student of his, Richard Day, discovered that when selenium was exposed to light, it produced electricity. An electricity expert, Werner von Siemens, stated that the discovery was “scientifically of the most far-reaching importance.” The selenium cells were not efficient, but it was proved that light, without heat or moving parts, could be converted into electricity.
In 1953, Calvin Fuller, Gerald Pearson, and Daryl Chapin discovered the silicon solar cell. This cell actually produced enough electricity and was efficient enough to run small electrical devices. The New York Times stated that this discovery was “the beginning of a new era, leading eventually to the realization of harnessing the almost limitless energy of the sun for the uses of civilization.”

Solar-powered kiosks and trailers from NV3 can enhance any business model that is looking for a more green solution to the need for cell phone charging on-the-go. Visit our website and call us today to find out how we can provide a solution that will help your world stay connected.


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