Solar powered charging station

A project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Motivations behind the solar phone charging station are to satisfy dependency that society has for their electronic devices and the green movement towards renewable energy. The goal of the solar charging station is to enhance the space where many students meet to gather and socialize and show that the California Maritime Academy is an environmentally aware campus. The average maritime cadet spends four and a half hours on their phone a day and 33% need to recharge at some point throughout the day. With phone use and dependency it is important our users stay charged. Our station will fulfill these needs with the capability of charging four phones and a time in rain or sun. We are hoping to leave a lasting impression on The California Maritime Academy Campus with a station that will last multiple years.