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Robert Jacobson
Tommy De La Cruz

Sung-Yeul Park

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Designing of Solar Picnic Tables at the Historic Keney Park

The solar picnic table provides a space for park goers to relax while also providing solar energy for electrical devices. The design originated from a community survey conducted by the Keney Park Sustainability Project (KPSP). Hartford residents were asked what improvements they would like to see at Keney Park with charging stations being suggested by the residents. With the KPSP’s focus on creating environmentally conscious citizens and urban farming, the combination of providing outdoor space and clean energy had led to the construction of a solar panel equipped picnic table. This table features an all year weatherproof design for electrical receptacles and speakers to enhance a park goers experience. A solar panel controller regulates the charging of the battery used to supply power to the receptacles and speakers.