Rest and recharge at the same time

Stirling Times - - News -

SCAR­BOR­OUGH beach­go­ers will never have to miss that In­sta-wor­thy beach shot again.

A so­lar-pow­ered smart bench in­stalled at Scar­bor­ough Beach al­lows peo­ple to charge their mo­bile phone or de­vice for free.

Os­borne Park’s CleanAir En­ergy, Syn­ergy and the City of Stir­ling joined to de­liver the Ste­ora bench, which has a wire­less de­vice charger and smart USB con­nec­tor pow­ered by in­te­grated so­lar pan­els.

Syn­ergy chief ex­ec­u­tive Ja­son Wa­ters said it was an ex­am­ple of fu­ture tech­nolo­gies us­ing en­ergy in­tel­li­gently.

“Perth re­ceives around 300 days of sun­shine each year, so it’s fan­tas­tic to ex­plore ad­di­tional ways to har­ness en­ergy, such as be­ing able to use the sun to charge your phone while you’re out and about,” he said.

The bench is at the north­ern end of the fore­shore and near the Kinky Surf Cafe.

Joon­danna res­i­dent Tara Mul­hol­land us­ing the smart bench at Scar­bor­ough Beach.

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