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 "Top 50 Public Artworks"
Americans for the Arts

“Best Charge Ahead”
San Francisco Bay Guardian

 “Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon”
Bay Area Maker Faire

“Best Place to Recharge”
The Austin Chronicle


  • SXSW - Austin, TX
  • TEDxPresidio - San Francisco
  • Exploratorium - San Francisco
  • Bioneers - San Rafael, CA
  • Solar Salon - New York, NY
  • Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
  • Coachella - Palm Springs, CA
  • Carriageworks - Sydney, Australia
  • Roskilde Music Festival - Denmark
  • Zero1 Biennial - San Jose, CA
  • San Francisco Green Festival


  • Stanford University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Texas State San Marcos



Sol Design Lab
16 Sherman Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
phone: (512)228-4877

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Sol Design Lab creates unique and eye-catching designs focusing on renewable energy. Since 2009, principals Beth Ferguson and Dallas Swindle have collaborated with architects, engineers, designers, fabricators and ecologists on award winning projects. These solar charging stations can charge anything from cell phones to electric scooters, provide energy efficient lighting, internet connectivity, gather data about the environment and display information on an integrated digital screen. Our goal is to spark conversations about energy use, resiliency, recycling objects, evolving use of public space and innovation for our changing world.

solar pump 1
Solar Pump at Stanford University
Solar pump 2
Solar Pump at SXSW Urban Oasis
solar pump 3
University of Texas at Austin Class

solar charging station concept 1
New Charging Station at University of Texas
solar charging station concept 2
Charging Station Concept
solar clover
Sanford University Solar Clover Concept
sol design lab partners
Principals Dallas Swinson & Beth Ferguson