If there is an example of hell on earth it would be NYC.
As for standing around I'm sure that is exactly what people want to do while their phone charges. The whole concept is not bad, that is public recharging stations and even solar powered has its merits. It is the implementation that sucks.
Beyond that what is with the 15 watt solar panel. 15 watts is likely under optimal conditions so it would be easy for modest use to keep the battery in the machine from charging at all. So if the station is there to help support cell phone users during disasters most likely it will lead to frustration and confrontation as it would never keep up with demand. If this is to be a solution to emergencies it really needs a surplus of power under less than optimal conditions.
The solar panels should be bigger and create a rain umbrella over the charging tables. With the extra power a meak wifi hotspot can be added so while people are waiting around for their phones to charge they can check their email etc. A video camera above to record thefts might also be a good idea.
So basically you stand there for hours while your device charges. You can't leave, because it'll obviously be stolen. You can't go there without a gun, because you'll get mugged standing there in the first place. You can't use it in any sort of weather whatsoever, because you're outside and it's unprotected and the device will be destroyed. And after the first rain, the entire station will be destroyed because the plugs will be ruined. Anyone trying to use a rusty plug will damage their device physically and electrically.
What in the name of frick is the point of these things?!