Four Strawberry Smart Benches have been installed in London, all of which feature integrated Aircharge wireless charging.
The Strawberry Smart Benches function by harnessing and storing solar power to ensure that an environmentally friendly means of charging devices is available to anyone in the public spaces where the benches are deployed.
All existing and future installations of Strawberry Smart Benches will include Aircharge wireless chargers, in addition to corded power, which will allow users with Qi wireless charging enabled devices to simply place their handset on the chargers and replenish their battery.
"Strawberry energy and Aircharge share the same vision: providing a more convenient charging experience for people when they are away from home in public environments.
Cooperation between our two companies is a natural step towards delivering increased value for people in our cities," said Milos Milisavljevic, Strawberry energy CEO.
"We empower better communication by harnessing clean solar energy, but we do not stop there. We listen to our users and clients and act on what we hear. That is how the idea of implementing Aircharge arose. Now people can relax while their Qi-compatible mobile phone is charging on the Strawberry Smart Bench. The wireless charging pad also means less maintenance, with no cables to be replaced."
"Strawberry Smart Benches are a crucial addition to the wireless power ecosystem," suggested Ryan Sanderson, Commercial Development Manager at Aircharge and chair of the Infrastructure Applications Group (IAG) for the Wireless Power Consortium. "These solutions offer a self-sustainable off-grid system which generates 100% of its energy from renewable sources, allowing consumers to top-uptheir batteries in a manner which is friendly to the environment".
The Aircharge Qi wireless charging locator app can guide users to their nearest publically available Qi wireless charger, whilst the Strawberry Energy app provides useful local information for each Strawberry Smart Bench location such as temperature and humidity.
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