UF Students Build Mobile Sustainability Kiosk
Imagine a mobile kiosk that can power your cell phone or ipad using solar energy. Students with the UF Architecture and Building Construction school designed and built the mobile kiosk in three months as part of their semester project.
On April 30th, they raised the trailer's "wings." which are made up of solar panels. The energy will power the cell-phone charging stations, LED lights, laptops, and a flat screen TV. Interns with the sustainability office will use the kiosk to provide information on recycling laws and green living.
"Before, it took them about 30 minutes to set up their kiosk. Now with the trailer kiosk, it takes about five minutes. This is going to be huge for them because their going to have more time here talking to people about ways to be green and be sustainable," Emily Dawson (Architecture Student) said.
The Director of Power Production Management, the company that provided the solar panels, says the solar electric generator can act as an emergency back up if there is a power outage.
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