Orange uses wind to charge mobiles at Glastonbury

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Orange has unveiled plans touse a seven metre wind turbine to power mobile phones during the Glastonbury festival thisyear.

The recharge pod will be available to all festival-goers tokeep them charged throughout the 72-hour mud-a-thon.

Lock 'n' charge

Users will be able to connect their device to the turbineinside a tent and chuck them in a locker for 45 minutes to get a charge.

Orangeis trialling the technology to see whether it might ultimately be able to powerthe whole of its Chill 'n' Charge venue at the outdoor festival.

Hattie Magee, Head of Partnerships at Orange UK,said "Mobiles phones are an essential tool for festival survival and with anexpected capacity of over 175,000 people spread across a sprawling 900 acres offarmland, keeping in touch with mates around the site is made that much easierif your phone has battery power!"

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