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Electree Solar-Charging Bonsai Now Available for Pre-Order!
Posted By Lori Zimmer On September 20, 2011 @ 6:56 pm In Environment,green gadgets,Innovation,News,Solar Power | 1 Comment
We’ve reported on Vivien Muller’s beautifully designed Electree before , but now her spectacular design is finally available for pre-order! The bonsai tree fits on any side table, and also doubles as a solar charger  for your devices. The tree, fitted with 27 solar panel “leaves,” will be available for around $400 USD.
Muller has spent the last three years perfecting Electree’s eye-catching design . The bonsai tree’s base has been altered from its initial concept of silver, and is now clad in smooth white, resembling a porcelain sculpture. From the branches, the 27 violet high quality amorphous silicon solar panels sprout like leaves. The tree rests on a flat tray, which holds the devices  while they charge.
The Electree’s branches can be manipulated into different shapes , rotating to fit a shallow window sill or a tight corner. The charging station is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also beautifully illustrates nature’s process of photosynthesis. The solar bonsai, like a real tree, converts the sun’s rays into energy – only this time passed onto you and your devices!
Customers can pre-order the unique charging station from Mister Ecologie and One Development & Consulting . If 400 Electrees are pre-ordered before October 15th, production will allow buyers to receive their pieces just in time for the winter holidays!
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/electree-solar-charging-bonsai-now-available-for-pre-order/electree-5/
 Vivien Muller’s beautifully designed Electree before: http://inhabitat.com/vivien-muller-photosyntheses-solar-charging-tree/
 solar charger: http://inhabitat.com/solar-dok-create-a-solar-charging-point-for-university-of-florida-students/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/electree-solar-charging-bonsai-now-available-for-pre-order/electree-4/
 eye-catching design: http://inhabitat.com/sennheisers-eco-vinyl-turntables-are-both-environmentally-and-budget-friendly/
 devices: http://inhabitat.com/top-14-green-gadgets-for-back-to-school/
 manipulated into different shapes: http://inhabitat.com/flexible-samsung-galaxy-skin-smartphone-folds-to-fit-in-your-pocket/
 Mister Ecologie and One Development & Consulting: http://www.ulule.com/electree/
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