Cheonggye Stream Powers Phone Charging Booth

The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Wednesday installed an experimental charging booth for smartphones and tablet PCs along the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul.

The eco-friendly chargers are hydro-powered by the stream itself.

Visitors recharge their mobile phones at a charging booth by the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis Visitors recharge their mobile phones at a charging booth by the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis

A small hydro generator operated only by a small turbine was set up about 20 m from the booth to supply power to five chargers.

"We'll do a test run for three months, and depending on the result, we may build more charging booths," a city spokesman said.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 28, 2014 13:06 KST