Smart Solar Benches for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Eco Renewable Energy has partnered with Yarra Council to provide and install three new smart solar benches in Yarra, which use 100% renewable energy to provide free wifi and phone charging. The first of their kind in Melbourne’s inner city, these benches will encourage locals and visitors to sit, relax and recharge in nature, using clean energy. ERE is supporting Yarra to provide sustainable technology access to diverse communities. Intelligent urban furniture is becoming an essential part of city infrastructure, as we think ‘smart’ about the design and activation of public spaces. Smart outdoor furniture like these support towards the creation of smart cities. This technology evolves street furniture into multi-function social hubs that work to increase connections between businesses, communities and visitors while raising awareness of the urban impact on climate change through environmental measurement and reporting.

“Renewable energy innovations to power-up public spaces and local communities”

Built-in environmental sensors collect and share real-time data about air quality, temperature and humidity and air pressure, the benches also provide free Wi-Fi hotspots and device charging – all powered by a 100% standalone solar energy system with low maintenance required. Using only energy generated from the sun, these smart solar benches are packed full of benefits for the community, the council and anyone looking to sponsor the free wifi. These Smart benches have been installed in the following locations:

  • Atherton Gardens Oval, Napier Street, Fitzroy
  • Curtain Square park, Carlton North – Coming Soon
  • Stewart Street, Richmond, opposite Corner Hotel

“Pioneering the way, in partnership with Melbourne’s Yarra City Council”

Usage analytics can help determine community needs for the local areas, we will ensure user data and privacy is protected. The team at Eco Renewable Energy is looking forward to developing long-term partnerships as more benches are installed across Australia. Kick-starting conversations that truly matter, Eco Renewable Energy’s interactive solutions are at the forefront of promoting climate change awareness and sustainability advocacy. To find out more about the installation click here. For future partnerships and projects, please email info@ecorenewableenergy.com.au or call +61280553775.



Hi, I am Dean Atrash, and I founded Eco IT Solutions to make the asset disposal process easy and smooth for all businesses. Most importantly, it was to create a process that is sustainable, secure, and cost-effective.