Solar Technology comes to the Jay-Rollins Library

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, June 24, 2016 3:17 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Students returning to McMurry University this fall will discover a new solar-powered addition to the Jay-Rollins Library.

The Jay-Rollins porch is sporting four new umbrellas with a twist. Developed by Zon Technology, the umbrellas have solar powered USB hubs built into the support polls.

“McMurry and the library have worked hard to provide connectivity and technology for our students,” said Jay-Rollins Librarian Terry Young. “With tables, shade and, solar powered connectivity- this is going to be a popular spot!”

The project, conceived by McMurry head of maintenance Sam Corbett and overseen by Jay-Rollins Librarian Terry Young was made possible by gifts from generous donors.

Each umbrella supports three USB devices. Intelligent USB charging ports sense when a device is fully charged. The LED display indicates power stored and available.


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