NYC-based tech startup Volta Group has just installed its first EnGo public charging station at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. The station powers mobile devices with a clean energy combo of kinetic tiles and solar panels. It can recharge up to 14 portable devices (10 cables, two USB ports and two wireless charging pads) from the sun and their footsteps as electricity is generated every time someone walks across the kinetic energy tiles. The stations also include free Wi-Fi and an emergency intercom.
The company also announced that the charging station will be used in the AT&T Fun Zone Tour. The portable version of the charging station can be used for sporting events, concerts, festivals, promotional and sales activities as it is easily folded up into a compact unit with wheels for transport.