Solar-powered trees provide shade, power and WiFi for the community


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  • Saturday, 29 Nov 2014

Unveiled in Zikhron Ya’akov, Israel, the eTree harnesses solar power to charge mobile devices, cool water, and provide free WiFi for communities.

The tree’s form is inspired by the Acacia tree, with seven solar panels branching out from the structure’s brown metal trunk. The panels can generate as much as 1.4 kilowatts of power, or enough to run 35 laptops.

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