JuiceBox: the solar micro-grid that meets basic needs of Portlanders transitioning out of homelessness.
Villages of off grid-tiny homes offer transitional housing for the homeless but generally lack modern necessities like electricity, light, and heat.
By meeting these basic needs, the JuiceBox 2.0 and JuiceBox 3.0 enable village members to find employment and engage in their communities.
JuiceBoxes are designed by Portland-area high school students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds. We are a team of engineers, designers, fundraisers, photographers, and writers, and as students are committed to improving ourselves and the products we create.
To gain access to light and electricity, residents of off-grid tiny house communities often relied on noisy, pollutive, and expensive gasoline generators before the introduction of JuiceBox. JuiceBoxes use photovoltaic solar panels to charge its battery, and our student engineers design JuiceBoxes to charge fully even during the rainiest of Portland winter days.