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    • Rocky Mountain College of Arts & Design selects ShadeCharger for Solar Powered Picnic Tables

      ShadeCharger Installed at beautiful campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art

      (Fri., May 31, 2019)

      New installation of solar-powered ShadeCharger(TM) picnic table provides active students access to power for laptop and mobile device recharging while enjoying outdoor spaces.

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    • ShadeCharger at 2019 Horse Expo

      Attendees of the Murieta Equestrian Horse Expo were treated to "picnic power" for charging mobile devices and accessing internet services.

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    • ShadeCharger Provides power and Internet for park users

      Picnic events can be made more enjoyable by ShadeCharger's mobile device charging power and internet service.

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    • Cafe table placed at ballpark in Jackson CA

      The Cafe1 table provide little league observers internet connections to live stream game highlights and keep mobile devices charged.

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    • New security light option extend usable hours and improve safety for park users

      Cafe-1 security light automatically cycle on to extend park enjoyment and safety.  The light of the Cafe-1 can be selectively light activated and can be turned off by remote timer setting to match park closing hours. This can also discourage undesirable congregation during nighttime hours.

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      First assembled table with solar power

      The solar array was mounted to the 4" steel pole and inserted into the table and base pedestal. Outlets were added.  Now the Power Module needs to be added in order to see everything work together.

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      First solar array is fabricated

      Today the first solar array was constructed by Alex using custom designed solar panels. The first support structure was significantly over-designed and construction was very time consuming. 

       

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      ShadeCharger prototype built with production components

      The second generation ShadeCharger prototype was built using the initial manufactured components. The unit was mounted on the backside of a solar panel module that provided charging current for the battery.

      Battery capacity and Battery Management System function were verified using mutiple heat lamps as the electrical load.  These tests revealed the need to change both the charge controller and power inverter.

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      Initial prototypes in the lab

      The initial prototype of the Anytime Battery was the genesis of the ShadeCharger concepts. The initial prototype used prismatic lithium batteries and simple MPPT charge controller. 

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      First picnic table delivery

      The first concrete picnic table was custom build for ShadeCharger is being delivered.  It weighs more than 2000lbs, built from a custom concrete mixture, cast over a large steel rebar frame. 

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