EPICS Engineering projects in community service

Solar Boost

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Project description

Solar Boost aims to solve the problem of outside charging stations for ASU students walking to and from campus, and enjoying ASU sponsored events outside. There are roughly 250 students who attend ASU outside events on a regular basis, however many do not stay for the entire duration of the event due to their phone batteries dying. Currently the students do not have access to charging stations outside because the previous ones were ineffective and removed. Providing a free charging station that utilizes renewable energy has the potential to increase event attendance and extend the time each student will spend at the event, at no cost to the university. Additionally, there is an underlying hope that the solar charging station will spark curiosity, encourage spontaneity, and help create friendships with the future students it comes in contact with.