Orange has unveiled plans to use a seven metre wind turbine to power mobile phones during the Glastonbury festival this year.
The recharge pod will be available to all festival-goers to keep them charged throughout the 72-hour mud-a-thon.
Lock ‘n’ charge
Users will be able to connect their device to the turbine inside a tent and chuck them in a locker for 45 minutes to get a charge.
Orange is trialling the technology to see whether it might ultimately be able to power the whole of its Chill ‘n’ Charge venue at the outdoor festival.
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Hattie Magee, Head of Partnerships at Orange UK, said “Mobiles phones are an essential tool for festival survival and with an expected capacity of over 175,000 people spread across a sprawling 900 acres of farmland, keeping in touch with mates around the site is made that much easier if your phone has battery power!”