Developed by students at Edinburgh University, the Project Elpis solar charging station is intended to be utilized in camps where refugees and migrants have gathered.
Created with help from Greece-based solar technology company Entec, the Project Elpis smartphone charging hubs are capable of providing 12 plugs with continuous charging. This allows 240 people per day to use the unit in order to power their smartphone and stay connected to family, friends and officials.
The Project Elpis solar charging station is currently in use with two units operating with another three units set to be installed at random camps. As the shift to solar energy continues, we'll likely see more actions being taken to decentralize power corporations and provide everyone with sustainable energy.