Green leafy trees capture light energy and use it to convert water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen – among other things – in a process known as photosynthesis. But these “trees”, however, turn light energy into electricity for households and electric vehicles.
Folks, meet the SolarBotanic Trees’ Solar-Powered Tree, the “world’s first affordable mass-produced solar tree”. It features the world’s first 3D leaf-shaped photovoltaic nanotechnology and it is designed specifically for “aesthetically sensitive commercial locations” such as car parks at airports, shopping malls, and exhibition venues.
SolarBotanic Trees said that a single solar-powered tree is capable of providing all the electricity needs of an average household. According to a video posted on, each tree can produce 5 kW of power which is then fed into the energy storage and management system (EMS).
According to the company, one Solar Tree placed in the open such as a garden can power a “four-person three bedroom house. That is, of course, provided that the condition is right.
SolarBotanic Trees has conducted research and developed IP in partnership with Brunel University London, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
If you are interested, you may learn more about SolarBotanic Trees’ Solar-Powered Tree over at the SolarBotanic Tree website.
Images: SolarBotanic Trees.