Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mobile solar powered cinema short-listed for Green award

Sol Cinema entertains with solar power

The Sol Cinema -a unique movie house powered entirely by the Sun has been short listed to win £1000 in the Green Energy Awards.


The 13th annual awards ceremony will be held in Bath and will honour the innovation, dedication and creative ingenuity that has driven the green energy revolution. The winner will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Bath’s historic Assembly Rooms on Tuesday 29 November 2016.

This year Regen SW, with support from the Institution of Civil Engineers, will award the Best Arts and Green Energy Project Award with a £1000 prize, to raise awareness on how artists can help us address the challenging issue of tackling climate change. Sol Cinema is in competition with 5 other eco-projects from all over the UK.

Merlin Hyman, chief executive of Regen SW, said: 

“We face a pressing need to reinvent the way we generate, use and supply energy. It is inspiring to see the skill and dedication demonstrated by so many local companies and organisations who are rising to this challenge and developing ground-breaking renewable energy projects, pioneering smart power initiatives and working in partnership with local communities.”



Paul O’Connor, Projectionist of the Sol Cinema said;

“We have toured the entire country for 6 years showing thousands of inspiring films promoting environmental action. Whether we win or lose at the awards ceremony, it is still a great honour to be recognised for our hard work and dedication.”

Gower, Wales based artist Jo Furlong and friends designed the micro cinema by recycling a 1972  twin berth caravan to accommodate 8 adults in comfort for a unique cinematic experience. The Sol Cinema has toured all over UK and Ireland and hosted the Welsh Rugby team earlier this year for a BBC special report.

Sol Cinema designer Jo Furlong added;
“The Sol Cinema has been lavished with style and runs entirely on renewable energy. We use a low energy LED video projector and batteries to store the energy from the Sun via photovoltaic panels”

Sol Cinema details can be viewed on
http://www.thesolcinema.org

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