The Peninsula now has a solar tree!
Published on 12 December 2022
Mornington Park has now been fitted with our first solar tree.
What is a solar tree? It’s a tree-like sculpture demonstrating how solar and batteries can be used to power our lives.
It not only acts as a piece of public art, but also provides programmable township lighting, wireless phone charging facilities and a place to sit and relax – all without a connection to the electricity grid.
The solar tree aims to showcase the Shire’s commitment to a circular economy, create conversations and strengthen the community’s understanding of renewable energy.
As part of our Climate Emergency Plan, the solar tree supports our climate change goals.
Quotes attributable to Briars Ward Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“A great way to light up the space while providing a convenient charging point for people on the move!”
Quotes attributable to Briars Ward Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“A big thank you to the Mornington Men’s Shed who were able to repurpose some of the reclaimed timber from the Rye Pier refurbishment to give the solar tree a special touch in keeping with its seaside location.