Solar Sunflower to debut at the WED Festival

COME rain or shine, the Sunflower prototype mobile solar power generator developed by Southern Cross University will provide a sustainable electricity supply designed to power music festivals and events.

"From free native plant giveaways to getting up close and personal with all sorts of wildlife and riding on a 'smoothie' bike, council has an exciting line up of environmental initiatives for people of all ages to come and enjoy at the WED Festival," Cr McKay said.

"In addition to supporting the Solar Sunflower and hosting a number of terrific council environmental displays, we are pleased to support the Sunshine Coast Environment Council to deliver the WED Festival through our Community Grants program.

"And why not leave your car at home and travel sustainably to the festival?

"Visit the TravelSmart team at council's tent to enter the draw."

"The Sunflower project is both a solar technology research project and a multimedia creative arts project," said Dr Barry Hill, Sunflower lead researcher at Southern Cross University.

Led by the University's music technology and creative media students and supported by a diverse community of researchers across science, engineering computing and music at SCU, the Sunflower project is both an innovative Australian-designed cutting-edge technology prototype and an important community arts/ education project."

"The project highlights the social value of music festivals and events, like World Environment Day, as rich sites for community engagement with new ideas and innovative sustainable technologies," Dr Hill said


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