Southern Cross University - Sunflower
The Faculty of Business, Law and Arts is proud to be the creators of one of Australia's first fully operational commercial mobile solar generator systems, nicknamed the Sunflower. The design prototype shows that portable diesel generators can be replaced with solar-powered systems.
“The aim of the Sunflower project is to develop a 'think green' ethos within the Australian music industry and to promote best practice in solar and alternative power generation and efficient audio-visual technology,” said Dr Barry Hill, lead of the Sunflower project and Senior Lecturer in audio technology and music in the Faculty's Contemporary Music program.
Southern Cross University - Electric Kombi
There’s no doubt electric vehicles are the way of the future, but how can we keep driving the classic cars we love in regional Australia?
Southern Cross University has unveiled one of Australia’s most ambitious electric vehicle prototypes – a long-range converted vintage Volkswagen Kombi, designed to drive between our east coast locations.
The conversion of the University’s iconic promotional vehicle was completed at our Northern Rivers campus in Lismore. It was a collaborative effort between the University, the NSW State Government, our students, Energy Lab, and lead contractor EV Machina.