University of Michigan
News for faculty, staff and retirees

June 20, 2019

New picnic tables offer solar-powered charging stations

August 15, 2017

New picnic tables offer solar-powered charging stations

The University of Michigan campus now has two outdoor solar-powered charging stations. (Photo by Ken Keeler, Office of Campus Sustainability)

Two picnic tables with shaded outdoor seating and solar-powered charging stations will now provide the University of Michigan community new outdoor locations to charge electronics on campus.

Made possible by U-M student group "Students for Clean Energy" through the Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund, the tables include power and USB receptacles. They are located at the Life Sciences Plaza near Palmer Commons and the south side of the Beyster Building aside the new North Campus Grove.


Paticia Butler
on 8/29/17 at 1:05 pm

Awesome, great idea and kudos to the students for thinking of this!!

Commenting is closed for this article. Please read our comment guidelines for more information.