The Saja Kiosk is a portable solar-powered mobile phone charging station.
The Saja Kiosk is a portable kiosk that uses mono crystalline solar cells to charge up to 50 mobile phones simultaneously. The kiosk is developed for individuals that want to start their own small business, offering a charging station that can also include advertising space and point-of-sale channels. It is developed and distributed by Saja Station in Nigeria.
Nigeria, with future plans to expand to sub-Saharan Africa.
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
The target users are individuals looking to start their own small solar-charging business.
This product can be obtained directly from the manufacturer, by applying to be an owner of the Saja Kiosk.
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Description of the mobility of the solar power system
The Saja Kiosk utilizes roof-mounted mono crystalline solar cells, battery, inverter and charge control system to charge up to 50 mobile phones simultaneously. The kiosk is mounted on two wheels that can be used to move it from one location to another.
Technical support is provided from the manufacturer
Safety considerations include those relating to shock from electrical circuits, particularly those not protected from water ingress.
There are no papers citing the Saja Kiosk, however the following papers provide general information on solar charging stations for mobile phones:
Wyche, S., Murphy, L., 2013, Powering the cellphone revolution: findings from mobile phone charging trials in off-grid Kenya. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. pp 1959-68.
Louie, H., Shields, M., Szablya, S., Makai, L., Shields, K., 2015, Design of an off-grid energy kiosk in rural Zambia. 2015 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC).
A short video showing the Saja Kiosk can be found here.
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