ZON's Powersol has revolutionized the way people charge mobile devices by integrating its innovative technology with an everyday object used around the world – a commercial patio umbrella. Powersol has solar panels affixed to the canopy of the umbrella, which harnesses energy into a mobile charging battery hub that sits on top of a table. The battery hub charges three (3) USB devices at once, as fast as a wall outlet, day or night.
Powersol's elegant, powerful and sustainable design has landed it not only many multi industry accolades, in just over a year it has become an in demand tech amenity in a variety of markets including hospitality, retail, private clubs, corporate offices, coffee shops and education.
Blue chip customers include MGM International, Starwood Worldwide, Rolex, Simon Properties, CBRE, UCLA, USC, UNC Chapel Hill and more.
As Founder Sarah Akin explains ""Powersol is a modern day paperclip idea – it came to me while experiencing the frustration of my iPad dying while I was trying to read a book at a resort. I ended up leaving the pool, tethered to my hotel room wall charging up. I knew there had to be a better way for me as a guest that could generate some sort of ROI for the hotel."
This paperclip idea quickly found wind behind its sails earning the praises of industry leaders like Starwood Resorts Worldwide, "We're known to lead the industry with innovation, and we love to provide our guests with the newest and best products and experiences available. The ZON Powersol is exactly the kind of innovative technology we need so our guests can charge up mobile devices on site, sustainably and conveniently. We're excited to have more hotels install Powersol and push for a green way to keep mobile devices charged up so our guests can stay globally connected," said Eric Marlo, Head of Innovation for Starwood.
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Cameron Welborn-Wilson explains "Imagine the last time you saw your phone battery drop below 20% and how you immediately wonder where you can charge up. Now people don't have to worry about bringing a special device or extra battery with them, they can simply go to their favorite hotel, campus or restaurant and charge up, while using their phone, and go about their day stress free."
"The true potential of ZON's sustainable charging is as a connected device empowering commercial opportunities beyond the current product all while keeping people connected," says ZON's top Executive Karina Fedasz. "I was brought on to scale this company, and as a team, we are excited by the foundation we've laid and the significant growth ahead of us as we execute on an exciting roadmap," she added.