People’s power station
The SkyParks Business Centre at Malta International Airport has its own ‘power station’ where visitors can charge their phones while cycling.
The bike station serves the dual purpose of promoting a more active lifestyle and the generation of cleaner energy, mainly among the SkyParks Business Centre and Malta International Airport communities. Developed by the NGO, MOVE, the station incorporates two bikes that allow users to charge electrical devices, such as mobile phones and tablets through the conversion of pedal power into electricity.
By installing the station, SkyParks Business Centre says it is upholding its custom of supporting an environmentally-friendly project each year, in line with its commitment to contribute to a greener and cleaner environment for all.
The first two users were Malta International Airport CEO Alan Borg and Medical Services Foundation CEO, Carmen Ciantar (picture). Vodafone Malta CEO Amanda Nelson then tried out the station and pedalled her way to a fully-charged mobile phone.
Mr Borg said: “We’re excited to be launching this initiative, especially considering that it is one of the first of its kind in Malta. Using human power to generate energy is an innovative concept which is revered globally, with this form of power being hailed as the way forward in the field of alternate energy generation.”