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Solar bench unveiled at Owensboro’s Legion Park

Solar bench unveiled at Owensboro’s Legion Park
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 11:28 AM CDT|Updated: May. 12, 2022 at 3:46 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The city of Owensboro unveiled a new way to keep visitors’ devices charged at the park with a new solar-powered bench on Thursday.

City officials partnered with Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline to create the bench, which sits at Legion Park.

People can use it to charge phones and other smart devices. The bench is capable of charging five devices at once.

Karen Goedde with Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline says this is a unique way to help teach the public about renewable energy.

“We want other partners in our community to have that same focus,” Goedde said. “This is a way to promote and educate the community, and give them a way to understand solar power better by this bench.”

Goedde says this is a first-of-its-kind project in Owensboro, and there are plans to add more benches city-wide in the future.

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