Orange's eco-recharge pod to land at Glastonbury

Tested in 2007, Orange has decided to install an eco-friendly mobile phone recharge centre at the next Glastonbury festival. The ‘pod', measuring seven metres in height, has been designed as a tent with Orange's logo and colours and will be fitted with a windmill and solar panels to draw enough energy to recharge a range of mobile phones. Orange estimates that the unit will be able to recharge around 100 mobile phones per hour.


According to the Pocket-Lint website, Orange has collaborated with Gotwind, a renewable energy company, to make the pod. The concept was drawn up and tested at last year's festival. This new iteration of the original idea will be found within the Pennard Hill camping ground at Glastonbury and is to be a free service that will enable all mobile users to keep their mobile phones ticking over throughout the 3-day festival. Which will mean that none of the little tykes will have any excuse for not phoning their mothers to say that they're ok.


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