Chatteris girl’s alternative sunbed idea bags her second place and an iPad mini in E.ON’s energy competition

PUBLISHED: 09:10 29 March 2017

Chatteris girl’s alternative sunbed idea bags her second place and an iPad mini in E.ON’s energy competition

Chatteris girl’s alternative sunbed idea bags her second place and an iPad mini in E.ON’s energy competition

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A 15-year-old girl from Chatteris who came up with the idea of a solar-powered heated bed is celebrating having been named runner up in a national competiton.

Jess Stanbridge’s drawing was awarded second place in a competition which was run by energy company E. ON.

She was awarded an iPad Mini after impressing judges of the #MyEnergyHack competition by coming up with the idea of a new type of sunbed, using solar PV panels on the roof of a house to warm up a bed in the room below.

Jess said: “I started out by thinking about renewable sources of energy, and how these might be used at home.

“Everyone likes a warm bed to climb into when it’s cold outside and solar PV panels can still generate electricity through the winter months, so my design used this power to heat up a bed.

“I’d more or less forgotten I’d even entered the #MyEnergyHack competition when E.ON got in touch to say I’d won an iPad mini, but I was really pleased to receive my prize.”

Suzanne Doxey, community relations manager at E.ON, said: “We received around 200 entries, but Jess’ idea stood out for us because she’d taken a simple concept around solar PV panels and clearly had some fun thinking about how, in an imaginary house of the future, these could be used to help warm a toasty bed.”

The #MyEnergyHack competition, which asked entrants to share their ideas for using, saving or celebrating energy, is part of E.ON’s new educational programme, E.ON Energise Anything.


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