Florida A&M University in Tallahassee has installed a Solar Dok on the university’s quadrangle. The recharging station is a picnic table with an umbrella outfitted with solar panels. Students can recharged their laptops, tablets, and mobile phones at the station through the use of solar power.
Oliver Chamel, an assistant professor of architecture and adviser to the student group The Green Coalition, stated, “As we educate our students to become leaders, it is critical that they are exposed to and understand the role of renewable energy. Overall, it is about raising awareness.”
Florida A&M is the fifth college or university in Florida and the 21st in the nation to install a Solar Dok.