London, Ontario – Downtown London is now home to Canada’s first public solar powered device chargers. Londoners and visitors will be able to power up phones, tablets, or other devices at two locations downtown; at the corner of Richmond Street and Central Avenue on Richmond Row, and another outside the Covent Garden Market.

“When someone’s phone battery is about to die, they often go home,” says Janette MacDonald, General Manager and CEO of Downtown London. “These charging stations add to our vibrant public spaces and allow visitors, shoppers or diners to have a longer, more convenient experience downtown.”

The Solar Street Chargers can charge up to six mobile devices at once. The units work day or night and in sun or shade. During the day, three mono-crystalline solar panels collect the sun’s energy to charge up powerful internal batteries. This allows the units to power devices quickly even when the sun isn’t shining. The street chargers are another step towards London becoming a “smart city.”

The Solar Street Charger technology was first piloted in New York City during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to bring power to areas most devastated. Today, the charging stations have become popular permanent fixtures in New York City’s public spaces.

Sycamore Energy, a designer, installer, and distributor of renewable energy products, installed the chargers in downtown London.

“Since almost everyone carries a mobile device, people are asking for charging stations in public spaces,” says Justin Phillips, President of Sycamore Energy. “The Solar Street Charger is a timely product to be introducing to the Canadian marketplace. This is the modern phone booth and Sycamore is excited to fill such an important public need.”

Please visit the corner of Central Ave and Richmond Street on Tuesday June 30th at 12noon for a photo op and demonstration of the chargers.

For more information, please contact:

Gerald Gallacher

Board Chair for the London Downtown Business Association

519-673-1190 ext.124

Cell: 519-619-4941

 

Justin Phillips

President, Sycamore Energy Inc.

204-926-8881

www.sycamoreenergy.com

The Forks, Winnipeg – A first in Canada, The Forks now has a stand-alone, solar mobile charging station available to the public. Sycamore Energy Inc. (Sycamore), a designer, installer and distributor of renewable energy products, recently installed the system outside the Tower Atrium at The Forks.

“As part of our Target Zero goals, we are working towards reducing our impact on the earth and this is one more innovation that gets us closer,” says Paul Jordan, Chief Executive Officer, The Forks. “People are always looking for places to plug in their devices and now they can while using solar energy.”

The Solar Street Charge is powered by solar panels and can charge up to six mobile devices at once. The solar mobile charging units work day or night, in sun or shade. During the day, three mono-crystalline solar panels collect the sun’s energy to charge up powerful internal batteries. This enables Sycamore to power up phones, tablets, and other devices quickly – even when the sun isn’t shining.

“Since almost everyone carries a mobile device, people are asking for charging stations in public spaces. The Solar Street Charger is a timely product to be introducing to the Canadian marketplace,” says Justin Phillips, President, Sycamore. “This is the modern phone booth and Sycamore is excited to fill such an important public need.”

The Solar Street Charge represents an important step towards integrating renewable energy into public life. Sycamore expects to see more of these units available for use in the coming months.

About Target Zero
Target Zero is The Forks green initiative with a goal to reduce our carbon emissions to as close to zero as possible. We are working hard to reduce our impact on the Earth and taking every step we can to implement innovative and responsible environmental practices.

About Sycamore Energy
Sycamore Energy Inc. (www.sycamoreenergy.com) is a Winnipeg, Manitoba based Clean Technology Company. Sycamore is a renewable energy project developer, and is the master Canadian distributor for the Solar Street Charge. Sycamore Energy’s value proposition is to bring the customer dependable, renewable energy at the best possible price.

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For more information call:
Justin Phillips,
President, Sycamore
(204) 880- 9998
justin.phillips@sycamoreenergy.com

Chelsea Thomson
Manager, Marketing and Communications,
The Forks North Portage Partnership
p: 204.987.4374 | c: 204.291.9444

Energy Policy: Is Canada’s current energy policy low on power? What steps must Canada take to become a world leader in the full life cycle of energy – from extraction, usage, recycling to disposal? What role can Manitoba play on the national stage to drive Canada’s energy policy?

Guests: Alex Stuart (VP of Development, Sycamore Energy Inc.), Hank Venema (International Institute for Sustainable Development)

Host: John MacLise

The interview can be heard via the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/winnipeg-chamber/bold-nov-1st

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg-based Sycamore Energy inc. in partnership with The Manitoba Paddling Association announced today that it has installed the largest roof mounted solar photovoltaic system in Manitoba, consisting of a 7.5 kW panel system on the Winnipeg facility, and 7 kW on the Selkirk facility.

“Through generous funding provided by the Manitoba Government, the Manitoba Paddling Association is proud to be taking this leadership role in sustainable development.” says Jerome Seremak, head of the Manitoba Paddling Association.

These solar PV systems have added to the recently upgraded geothermal heat pumps in use at both the paddling club’s Manitoba locations. To the best of our knowledge this is also a Manitoba first, where an organization is using both solar photovoltaic energy, and ground heat to reduce their ecological footprint to the greatest extent possible.

“We are hopeful this project is the start of a realization in Manitoba that we have the local expertise to install professional solar panel systems, there are customers eager for the technology, and the only thing missing is a little push from the government. We are where the geothermal industry was 10 years ago before they got their subsidies in place.” says Alex Stuart Executive Vice-President of Sycamore Energy Inc.

About Sycamore Energy Inc.

Sycamore Energy Inc. is a privately owned Manitoba renewable energy utility specializing in solar photovoltaics and micro wind turbines. Sycamore Energy has been in business since 2012 with successful projects in Manitoba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Australia and several U.S. states.

About The Manitoba Paddling Association

The Manitoba Paddling Association is the Provincial Sport Governing Body for competitive canoe, kayak and dragon boat in Manitoba. The clubs offer year-round programs for youth and adults to maintain fitness and have fun on and off the water.