The Solar Tree blends art and solar technology in a sculptural expression. Solar trees are both artistic and functional clean energy machines. Solar trees are decorative way to produce solar energy and electricity. It uses multiple numbers of solar panels to form the shape of a tree.
People who solar is boring should go and watch solar trees. Solar trees are intended to bring visibility to solar technology and to enhance the landscape and architecture they complement, usually in a commercial or public context. An objective of many solar tree installations is to promote awareness, understanding, and adoption of renewable energy. They are not typically used as a primary source of energy for a property yet.
In solar Trees, Tree stands for T – Tree generating R – Renewable E – Energy and E – Electricity.
Construction and working of Solar Trees:
Photo-voltaic cells are arranged in Fibonacci series in place of leaves in solar tree which looks is an artificial tree. The amount of energy produced by solar tree is more than an array of solar cells. Solar Tree is made of metal structure and have solar panels at the top instead of branches of real tree. Solar energy is collected by Solar panel and converts it into electricity. The panels and lighting use this collected energy. Number of solar panels are used to give the shape of a tree and arranged in a tall tower or pole.
Recent GERMAN PAVILION – EXPO MILANO 2015 whose theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” have used the solar trees for decoration, power generation, meeting place and shade.
They used MEMBRANE-COVERED SHELTERS in the shape of sprouting plants and OPV modules to design solar trees. The flexible OPV modules can capture light from any direction, and they generate electricity even in hazy conditions.
The German Pavilion is the first large international architecture project to use solar trees. They designed the flexible, OPV membrane modules to match their own creative ideas, and integrated them into the overall design of the pavilion.