USC hosts Solar Nights for families
THE University of the Sunshine Coast is helping to light up the night and bring more joy to the region this Christmas with Solar Nights.
USC aims to attract people singles, couples and families to Sippy Downs each night until Christmas Eve with its ethereal and interactive light trail, in celebration of its plans to become a solar-powered campus.
The first Solar Nights event will run until December 24 from 6.30-9pm.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said the trail of lights and glowing sculptures would welcome visitors to the campus, in a free after-dark event suitable for the whole family.
“We wanted to create a fun event to share with the community that supports us, and so we have decided to illuminate the campus with different lights, effects and installations,” Prof Hill said.
The trail and several of the installations have been designed by USC staff and offer a great opportunity for photos.
“Solar Nights also celebrates our partnership with Veolia to install 6000 solar panels and eventually a water battery at no upfront cost to the university,” Prof Hill said.
“The system will cut energy use at our Coast campus by 40 per cent in a first for an Australian university, and a massive step towards USC’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2025.”
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LIGHTEN UP: USC is hosting Solar Nights at its Sippy Downs campus for Christmas.