Bristol’s Energy Tree Rewired

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Bristol’s solar powered Energy Tree has been given a lease of new life with brand new solar panels.

The Energy Tree was originally launched in Millennium Square in 2015 as part of Bristol’s European Green Capital. Created in partnership by BDP service users, Demand Energy Equality and We the curious the exhibit aims to engage more people in renewable energy.

Since it’s launch in 2015, the fifteen foot Energy Tree has been harnessing the power of the sun through its 36 solar PV panels. Now with it’s new solar panels installed, the Energy Tree will continue to serve as a hands-on exhibit, acting as a free Wi-Fi hotspot and allowing members of the public to charge their mobile phones for free.

A new lease of life has beeen given to The Energy Tree

We’ve added brand new #solar panels to the tree’s branches

And just in time too 🌞🌱

Thanks to @DemandEnEq and @bdpROADS — we the curious (@wethecurious_) March 25, 2018

The Bristol #energytree is getting a much needed renovation – we’ll be installing new panels to keep it powered for another 10 years — DemandEnergyEquality (@DemandEnEq) March 24, 2018

New #energytree solar panels ready to be installed — DemandEnergyEquality (@DemandEnEq) March 24, 2018

The new #energytree solar panels are going on, ready for the Bristol summer time — DemandEnergyEquality (@DemandEnEq) March 24, 2018

The last #energytree solar panel is going on — DemandEnergyEquality (@DemandEnEq) March 25, 2018

Massive thanks to Lev from @wethecurious_ for spending his weekend helping us install #energytree solar panels — DemandEnergyEquality (@DemandEnEq) March 25, 2018

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