UK company reveals solar power "trees".
- UK firm SolarBotanic Trees Ltd on Tuesday offered its "solar tree" item, a huge parasol-shaped structure with PV panels that can produce electrical power for use in city and also domestic settings.
The company said it had actually designed the tree particularly for "cosmetically delicate" commercial areas, such as parking area at airport terminals, going shopping malls and also exhibit centres, where it can be made use of as a set-up for automobile billing or energy storage. As a residential solution, the solar tree can produce adequate power to satisfy usage demands of a three-room home, according to the programmer.
Likewise, several trees can be linked into a "woodland" to create a micro-grid.
The canopy includes 3-D leaf-shaped nano-technology to harness solar power. The product was established in cooperation with Brunel University London, the Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MTC) and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
SolarBotanic Trees states it is currently conducting an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) qualified funding round to sustain the commercial launch.
The initial solar trees will be readily available in very early 2023. The firm anticipates to ultimately create a family of solar tree products, mainly aimed at the rapid electric lorry charging market for homes, organizations and commercial car parks.