Published: 27th Nov 2018

Three new defibrillators powered by renewable energy have been installed at city parks in Leicester. The defibrillators, which are the first of their kind in the UK, each have a solar panel and wind turbine to provide the power needed to keep them in top condition. Public-access defibrillators are usually situated in a cabinet to keep them safe and protect them from the elements. However, the cabinets typically need a power supply to keep them warm and dry. Because they need to be located near to a power supply, defibrillators are often near buildings and not in remote locations, which is a problem the renewable power unit aims to solve. Deputy city mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair says the council has set aside £65,000 to make defibrillators readily available in all of the city’s parks and open spaces. ‘We’re committed to making our parks as “heart safe” as possible,’ she … (To read the full article, subscribe below)