New Solar Power Tree can light 5 homes in just 4 sq ft of land

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At first, it may seem strange, but when you get used to it, the structure looks like a tree, a technological tree but nonetheless a tree. People from the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) in India have resorted to this type of design because it can yield better results with less use of space. The pictures do some of the explaining, but to make sure we will describe the solar tree. The branches hold up photovoltaic panels, each one producing five kilowatts of energy. Compared to an ordinary, ground-mounted array of solar panels, it uses only 4 square feet of land and can give 10-15% more power. Once filled, the battery can produce 2 hours of light after the source of energy is gone. You can watch the video to see for yourself this impressive solar power tree.


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8 Responses to “New Solar Power Tree can light 5 homes in just 4 sq ft of land”

  1. Patrick Edwards says:

    What would keep this thing from being blown into Oklahoma with the first 40 mph wind here in Kansas?

  2. David Thomas says:


  3. Andras says:

    5kW per tree. Not branch.

  4. peter Quansah says:

    how can I sell your product in Ghana

  5. Rebecca says:

    How do they hold up to high winds & snow?
    I am in Michigan, USA
    Thank you.

  6. Wayne Simpson says:

    Having lived off grid (solar) for some 15 years, I have learned a bit about solar power, so for your readers feel compelled to set things straight about this “solar tree” design.
    It’s the uninformed daydreaming of someone not familiar with how solar panels work. For reasonable harvesting of solar energy, the panels must be lined up all facing the sun, not helter-skelter in all directions, and they cannot ever create a shadow on any other panel, like this “tree” most certainly would.
    At any one time, a high percentage of the panels on the “tree”, would be just hanging there, catching the wind, but producing no power. Remember the old Christmas tree lights that would all go out if just one bulb went out? Solar panels are that way. Shadow just one small spot on a panel, and the whole panel stops producing power. Someone was dreaming dreams. lol

  7. Steffen says:

    I study renewable Energies in Berlin, from my point of view this is a kind of a joke. The whole article describes the technical parts not exactly enough. I reckon the panels are never correct directed to sun. maybe some are while others are not. They will probably shade each other a couple of times, what reduces the amount of power you can take out enormous. The size of the battery is missing and the same with the size of the consumer (light).
    From my point of view it even looks a kind of ugly. before we think about that strange ideas here, we should consider first placing them on roofs. I am really open for new ideas, but this does not convince me at all.

    Kind regards from Berlin

  8. Sidney says:

    Do you have issues with the solar panel maintenance? Does duty, bird dropping, water stains etc impact the panels from charging at optimal levels? Would be good to know your point of view.

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