Head down and charge! Power NI keeps Ulster Rugby fans topped up

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Power NI has teamed up with Ulster Rugby to bring fans a unique, new service at Kingspan Stadium. Two solar powered phone-charging points have been erected at the Memorial Archway, which fans can use to give their phone batteries a quick boost – absolutely free!

Photo: Powerful Partnership - Tommy Bowe, Rory Best and Andrew Trimble use the new Power NI StreetCharge points at Kingspan Stadium. The two solar powered phone-charging stations allow fans to give their phone batteries a free boost on match nights – absolutely free!

Power NI Commercial Sales and Marketing Manager, Alan Egner, explains: “These StreetCharge points are popular across the United States but are ideally suited to our climate. They store up solar power during the day, allowing fans to top up the charge on their phones on busy match nights. They are located beside the food village so you can give your phone a quick boost while you’re enjoying a snack or drink.

“At around seven-foot tall, with their ‘helicopter’ style solar PV panels on top, they are very distinctive in appearance and we are hoping they will quickly become a natural meeting point for friends and family in the ground. They suit most types of mobile phones and will charge as quickly as the mains supply, but being solar powered they are kinder to the environment.

“Power NI has been a long time supporter of Ulster Rugby and we are delighted to bring this great new service to the fans at Kingspan Stadium, which is a first for any sports stadium in Ireland.”

David Boyd, Stadium Manager, comments: “At Kingspan Stadium we are striving to provide our fans with facilities which are in keeping with a world class, contemporary sports stadium. We were delighted when Power NI approached us with the offer to provide a state of the art mobile phone charging service which further enhances the amenities within our stadium.”

The StreetCharge points will be officially launched on Friday 21st November at the Ulster vs Ospreys match at Kingspan Stadium.