Since 1996, EarthWalk has provided schools around the world with mobile computer carts and extended power solutions. We have learned that creating a sustainable, technology-based learning environment means more than simply storing devices in a cart and plugging it into the wall.
Key attributes of mobile carts—low energy consumption by devices (laptops, tablets and Chromebooks), flexibility of use in a wireless environment requiring little or no infrastructure, and long-term cost-effectiveness—have led several manufacturers to develop laptop carts of varying costs and capabilities. As a result, there are numerous models on the market and no two are built alike.
EarthWalk mobile carts and labs provide affordable, flexible and energy-efficient solutions that can operate successfully no matter the location or condition of the learning environment. And many of our models are made here in the U.S.A. using quality, heavy-gauge metal and rugged castors.
Solar Energy to Power Our Future
After 20+ years providing technology tools to schools, EarthWalk recognized the increasing energy consumption and demands of electricity as digital devices and peripheral equipment use is more widespread in education. After much research and many revisions to our initial plans, we launched SolarWalk.
SolarWalk is a clean, reliable, renewable technology that generates electricity via solar panels mounted onto rooftops, ground mounts and carport structures. We have aligned ourselves with experts in the solar power field and offer a turn-key solar developer solution to save school districts millions of dollars in energy costs. Plus, there is NO COST to schools; we take care of everything (from permits and solar panels to construction).
The solar power generated can replace up to 90% of the electricity provided by the utility company and at approximately 30% less cost.
EarthWalk technology results in greater value, safety, and efficiency in the classroom.
Unique features of our technology solutions include our patented High-Efficiency (HE) power management (which utilizes AC adapter-free charging), and environmentally friendly battery charging capabilities (providing longer operation times and battery life span than traditional lithium-ion batteries) that enable consistent, all-day, uninterrupted laptop use.
EarthWalk’s portable, fully integrated systems configured with our HE & HE-Z charging systems operate at 85% electrical efficiency from one power outlet, solar panel or portable generator and require no additional infrastructure—enabling schools and organizations to deliver sustainable, versatile, and cost-effective e-Learning initiatives for charging groups of laptops. [This system is not compatible with USB-C PD devices. Consult with a sales rep to determine if your devices are compatible]
The chart below shows a graphic example of the amount of electricity and electrical costs saved using EarthWalk’s HE charging system versus traditional AC adapters that come with devices.