Solar charging station donated to Palisades Park







The six happy gentlemen above are celebrating Earth Day, April 22, at Palisades Park. And that’s not all. From left, seated, are Hornsby Steel and Sun Charge Systems owner David Hornsby, his brother and co-owner Bobby Hornsby, and solar energy expert Daryl Berquist; standing, from the left, Palisades Park board chairman Eldridge Bynum, Sun Charge Systems sales representative Donny Ray, Hornsby Steel purchasing manager Geraldi Mejia, and Alabama Wholesale Stone owner Phillip Brown. They are also celebrating the introduction of a leadingedge, high-tech product conceived, designed, and produced in Blount County. The product is used to provide access to electrical outlets to charge personal electronic devices like cell phones, tablets, and laptops. The power source – the sun, harnessed by a solar panel mounted on the roof of the bench, – is free. And the delivery vehicle – an attractive park bench – is both attractive and appropriate for many public places – think parks, malls, cities, and colleges – where people need to recharge their devices on the fly. This model was donated to Palisades Park as a part of its statewide introduction. Brown donated the stone base for the bench, and supervised its installation. – Ron Gholson

The six happy gentlemen above are celebrating Earth Day, April 22, at Palisades Park. And that’s not all. From left, seated, are Hornsby Steel and Sun Charge Systems owner David Hornsby, his brother and co-owner Bobby Hornsby, and solar energy expert Daryl Berquist; standing, from the left, Palisades Park board chairman Eldridge Bynum, Sun Charge Systems sales representative Donny Ray, Hornsby Steel purchasing manager Geraldi Mejia, and Alabama Wholesale Stone owner Phillip Brown. They are also celebrating the introduction of a leadingedge, high-tech product conceived, designed, and produced in Blount County. The product is used to provide access to electrical outlets to charge personal electronic devices like cell phones, tablets, and laptops. The power source – the sun, harnessed by a solar panel mounted on the roof of the bench, – is free. And the delivery vehicle – an attractive park bench – is both attractive and appropriate for many public places – think parks, malls, cities, and colleges – where people need to recharge their devices on the fly. This model was donated to Palisades Park as a part of its statewide introduction. Brown donated the stone base for the bench, and supervised its installation. – Ron Gholson