Solar Powered Campus and Picnic Tables

Solar power is now available to energize outdoor tables and eating spaces.  The ShadeCharger(TM) module turns a standard picnic table into a solar-powered workstation.   110v AC power and USB outlets deliver solar power to the table surface without need for utility power.  The overhead solar shade structure contains all the electrical functions. Power is available at the table surface using standard outlet connections.


QR Code for Shade Charger Table

Pay-Per-Use power option is available for public installations. A simple scan of the QR code at the outlet will trigger communication to enable the outlet power. Rental rates are programmable on a table-by-table basis.


Wifi hotspot service option is available at some table locations.  Users can pay-per-use, or subscribe to monthly access at


User Features

  • Four 110V GFCI outlets
  • Eight USB outlets
  • Overhead LED table light
  • Shade rotates on round pole to optimize solar power
  • Backup battery for nominal 2 days of operation
  • WiFi hotspot optional using


Example of typical industry standard table and solar array

The ShadeCharger is available as a complete table or as an add-in to an existing heavy duty table weighing at least 1100lbs.

The ShadeCharger Module contains a long-lasting  3500Whr  lithium battery, charged by a 1000W solar array. Each table can support a nominal load of 1500W of load power. Battery power availability is limited by available sunlight and load duration.



Weighted Shade PedestalTo increase wind tolerance, the shade support rests in a weighted shade pedestal  below the table.



Concrete tables come in the standard Sequoia Sand color.  Special order  is available in the following colors.