In 2017 we partnered with eBay, students at Catlin Gabel School, and others on the Sleep & Recharge Campaign which provided sleeping bags and solar-powered charging batteries (JuiceBoxes 1.0) to power the tiny homes at Right 2 Dream Too. Since then, the students at Catlin Gabel have formed a public benefit corporation, Shine, and continued as college students to research and build cost-effective solar products that meet the basic needs of the people living and working off-grid.
Shine was recently awarded a large grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue their development and testing of their newest product, the JuiceBox 3.0. The third generation of JuiceBox will use proprietary hardware and software to provide unparalleled compactness, efficiency, power and weight savings for communities taken off-grid by natural disasters and individuals working to transition out of homelessness.
This spring Lloyd EcoDistrict will receive two of the prototypes, small and portable enough fit inside a backpack. We will be testing these out and providing feedback to Shine to improve the product.
Are you interested in testing one of them out at your home or building? Email us and let us know!