By Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate Editor
With GreenBuild just two weeks away, we are already seeing an influx of innovative products hitting our inboxes. Some of the most interesting combine two of the hottest industry product trends—technology and sustainability. ConnecTable Solar Charging Stations from CarrierClass Green Infrastructure is one such example, because let’s face it, we are all becoming more and more reliant on our electronic devices.
The increase in user time and device processing power too often leads to dead batteries. Wouldn’t it be nice if apartment communities provided charging stations within their expanding outdoor amenity spaces? And wouldn’t it be great if that power came directly from the sun?
Well that’s the idea behind the range of table charging stations available from CarrierClass Green Infrastructure. The fully engineered solar power charging and backup power systems are designed to accommodate the need for different table design aesthetics, surface materials and site design objectives. The units, which are perfect for the mixed-use residential/retail products that developers, residents and shoppers love, may be eligible for low-interest financing through the Sustainable Energy Fund. In addition, they can qualify for the 30 percent investment tax credit offered to businesses that install solar. Universities (looking at you, student housing) can also use designated green funds to purchase the tables.
For more information, be sure to visit CCGI’s site or stop by their booth at GreenBuild, where the tables will see their official launch.