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Synergy has partnered with CleanAir Energy to trial Steora smart benches; solar energy-charged street benches that allow you to charge your phone on the go, selected benches also provide public Wi-Fi.

The smart benches are equipped with wireless device chargers and smart USB connectors providing fast charging to mobile devices whilst ensuring battery protection, entirely powered by integrated solar panels. Synergy is excited to offer this great use of exciting new technology to communities and showcase the value of renewable energy. The solar benches are just one example of how Synergy is enabling Perth communities to use energy intelligently.

This is more than a bench. Synergy is working for WA’s tomorrow, and your today. Because tomorrow can’t wait.

How to use

Simply place your mobile device on the dedicated charging platform or alternatively use the built in USB charging port for any additional devices. The bench will then charge your device using energy from the sun!

Compatible Devices

 Wireless charging is available to the following devices:


Phone make Phone model  
iPhone 8 plus, X  
Samsung S7, S7 Edge S7 Active, S6 Edge , S6 Edge + Galaxy S6 Active, S6  
Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8+, S8, Alpha, Note III, Note IV, S3, Note II, S5, S4  
Google Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7  
HTC 8X, Droid DNA, Thudnerbolt, Incredible 2, Rezound  
Google Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7  
Blackberry Z30, classic  
Asus Padfone S  
Cat Catphone S50  
Dewalt MIL810G  
Cat Catphone S50  
HP Elite X3  
LG Optimus G PRO, G3, G4, G6, V30  
Kyocera Hydro Elite, Urbano L01, Urbano L03, Torque G02, Torque  
Lumia 950XL, 950, 950 Dual sim  
Moterola droid 3, 4, X, Bionic,Max, Mini, Turbo  
Moto 360  
M.T.T Master, Master 4G  
Nokia Lumia 930, 830, 1520, 720, 810, 822, 928, 920, 925, 1020, 820, Icon  
Saygus V Squared  
Sony Xperia Z4V, Z3, Z3V  
Sony BSP10  
Vertu Signature Touch  
Yotaphone 2  

Where to find Synergy solar benches

The smart benches are located at various locations around the Perth metro area. 

  • Curtin University, Creative Corner, Bentley WA 
  • Curtin University, Koorliny Way, Bentley WA
  • Scarborough Foreshore near Kinky Surf Café, Scarborough WA
  • South Perth Foreshore near the Boatshed, South Perth Esplanade, South Perth WA
  • The University of Western Australia – Reid Library, Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA
  • The Grove Library, Leake St, Peppermint Grove WA

Perth receives around 300 days of sunshine each year. Synergy is exploring additional ways to harness this energy from the sun to provide practical outcomes for Western Australians, such as being able to use the sun to charge your phone while you’re out and about.

These benches are a great example of Synergy’s vision for the future; to showcase how renewable energy can work in our day-to-day lives.