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Solar Dok Create a Green Charging Point for University of Florida Students

Posted By Allison Leahy On September 14, 2011 @ 5:25 pm In clean tech,green furniture,Recycled Materials,Renewable Energy | No Comments

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The University of Florida has just added a Solar Dok to its growing sustainability profile.¬†Solar Dok [1] is an off-grid [2] solar powered electronics charging hub perfect for Internet cafes, college campuses and your back deck.¬†Designed and fabricated by EnerFusion, the “SD-1″ design is made from recycled and recyclable materials [3] (milk jugs, water bottles, aluminum) and includes internal batteries large enough to store energy [4] for nighttime use, 4 power outlets, 2 USB ports and timed LED lights for late night bookworms.


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The hub is capable of recharging pretty much any battery-powered device a gadget-loving [6] college student would ever think to own; including laptops, cellphones, PDAs, DVD players, digital cameras, recorders, and personal gaming devices.

The Dok was chosen from a portfolio of solar projects because, according to Housing Green Team [7] Captain, Sharon Blansett “It’s high profile, you can’t miss seeing it”.

A high-tech eyesore, “SD-1″ is basically a clunky climate-conscious picnic table framed in aluminum and reinforced with a solar u [8]mbrella [8].

The fully functional, no frills furniture [9] was purchased with grant money and joins other sustainability projects in the University of Florida’s Diamond Commons including an herb garden, greywater [10] collection, and recycled glass tile flooring.

A “cutting power cord ceremony” is scheduled for September 14th.

+ EnerFusion [11]

Via Sustainable UF [7]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Solar Dok: http://www.enerfusioninc.com/index.html

[2] off-grid: http://inhabitat.com/tag/off-grid-home/

[3] recyclable materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/materials

[4] energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/energy

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/solar-dok-create-a-solar-charging-point-for-university-of-florida-students/solar-dok-gives-university-of-florida-students-a-green-charge-4/

[6] gadget-loving: http://inhabitat.com../electronics-will-charge-themselves-with-energy-harvesting-lcd-screens/

[7] Green Team: http://news.ufl.edu/2011/08/10/solar-dok/

[8] solar u: http://inhabitat.com/solar-umbrellas-sprout-green-oases-in-los-angeles/

[9] no frills furniture: http://inhabitat.com/pomadas-recycled-cardboard-furniture-gives-scrap-tubes-a-second-life/

[10] greywater: http://inhabitat.com/tag/greywater/

[11] + EnerFusion: http://www.enerfusioninc.com/id1.html

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