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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,Design,Environment,Green Furniture,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Renewable Energy | No Comments
The University of Florida has just added a Solar Dok to its growing sustainability profile. Solar Dok  is an off-grid  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  (milk jugs, water bottles, aluminum) and includes internal batteries large enough to store energy  for nighttime use, 4 power outlets, 2 USB ports and timed LED lights for late night bookworms.
The hub is capable of recharging pretty much any battery-powered device a gadget-loving  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  Captain, Sharon Blansett “It’s high profile, you can’t miss seeing it”.
The fully functional, no frills furniture  was purchased with grant money and joins other sustainability projects in the University of Florida’s Diamond Commons including an herb garden, greywater  collection, and recycled glass tile flooring.
A “cutting power cord ceremony” is scheduled for September 14th.
+ EnerFusion 
Via Sustainable UF 
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URLs in this post:
 Solar Dok: http://www.enerfusioninc.com/index.html
 off-grid: http://inhabitat.com/tag/off-grid-home/
 recyclable materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/materials
 energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/energy
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 gadget-loving: http://inhabitat.com../electronics-will-charge-themselves-with-energy-harvesting-lcd-screens/
 Green Team: http://news.ufl.edu/2011/08/10/solar-dok/
 solar u: http://inhabitat.com/solar-umbrellas-sprout-green-oases-in-los-angeles/
 no frills furniture: http://inhabitat.com/pomadas-recycled-cardboard-furniture-gives-scrap-tubes-a-second-life/
 greywater: http://inhabitat.com/tag/greywater/
 + EnerFusion: http://www.enerfusioninc.com/id1.html
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