Tinsel Trail adding solar charging benches this year

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Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Tinsel Trail adds a lot of light to Downtown Huntsville every holiday season. This year there will be some added energy efficiency to the festivities with a solar bench and charging station.   Tinsel Trail organizers issued this press release with the details:

Tinsel Trail, Downtown Huntsville’s free display of Christmas trees, is adding more sustainable features to Big Spring Park beginning November 27th, 2015. The solar bench and charging station is provided by the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy and Sun Charge Systems. The benches are manufactured in Alabama by Sun Charge Systems and event organizers are hopeful to keep one in the heart of the Rocket City.

“For us the solar bench and charging station provides a hands-on way to see how sustainable energy works.” says Daniel Tait, CEO of the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy. “There isn’t a better opportunity to show solar in Huntsville than Tinsel Trail.”

The Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy will be accepting donations onsite to keep the solar bench and charging station at Big Spring Park beyond Tinsel Trail.

“This is an incredible asset for Downtown Huntsville but we’d like to make it a permanent fixture.” says Daniel Tait. “If everyone that visits Tinsel Trail gives just some loose pocket change it could stay.”

To see the Old Town Charging Station in action, visit Tinsel Trail in Downtown Huntsville between November 27th, 2015 and January 2nd, 2016.

About Tinsel Trail

Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, Downtown Huntsville, Inc.’s Tinsel Trail 2015 will be the biggest and brightest yet. This display of live Christmas trees in Big Spring Park is a Huntsville holiday tradition and always free to the public. More information can be found at tinseltrail.com and #tinseltrail.

About the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy

The Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy (ALCSE) is accelerating the transition to sustainable, clean energy throughout Alabama. We do this by widely promoting sustainable energy as a feasible, state-wide goal by executing high-impact clean energy projects across the state, and by providing people with information and opportunities to help make clean energy choices. We work with policy makers, public agencies, local governments, educational institutions, utilities, business and civic leaders, and individuals to transform Alabama’s energy marketplace and beyond.

About Downtown Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville Inc. is the economic engine and champion for a vibrant Downtown Huntsville. Formed in February 2013, its members represent all stakeholder groups, including Downtown property owners, business owners, tourist attractions, business organizations, advocacy groups, neighborhood associations and residents from throughout the city.

Downtown Huntsville, Inc. focuses on the following major initiatives:

  • Urban Environment – Master planning with the City a high-quality live, work, play urban environment, focused on opportunity sites and redevelopment projects
  • Downtown Development – Commercial & retail business development
  • Advocacy & Public Policy – State and local issues
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Philanthropy & Membership