SolarBotanic Trees today announced the arrival of its ‘solar tree’ designed to offer aesthetically pleasing and sustainable energy, ideally suited to large scale commercial environments such as flagship office sites and sports stadia.
The SolarBotanic Tree is unique to the market and the result of five years of planning research and design, and features exciting new Photovoltaic (“PV”) 3D leaf-shaped nano-technology to harness solar energy for charging and energy storage.
It has been developed in collaboration with Co-Innovate – a business support programme which supports SMEs in London by using academic and innovation resources at Brunel University London, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry and the AMRC’s Design and Prototyping Group who will be conducting the prototype testing.
This first-generation SolarBotanic Tree will eventually spawn a family of products, primarily aimed at the rapid EV charging market for homes, businesses and commercial car parks, where solar power can be captured and stored for charging points.
It will also encompass a sophisticated AI-driven energy storage and power management system (PMS), where trees can be linked and form part of a local grid, or feed into the main grid, essential to optimise an increasingly electrified future.
The first SolarBotanic Trees will become available in early 2023.