Gallery: Envision Plans to Install 2,300 Rotating Solar Tree Car Shelte...

 

In the United States, we have paved over 160 billion square feet of land simply to provide places to park cars. Recognizing these asphalt areas as opportune places for energy generation, California-based company Envision has created the Solar Tree, a rotating structure that shelters cars while generating energy with photovoltaic panels. The Solar Tree can provide shelter for six cars while charging six EV’s each day. Later this year, Envision plans to build 2,300 Solar Trees in South Carolina that are projected to be able to generate 35 megawatts of electricity.

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  1. Serban Stanciu June 30, 2013 at 7:39 am

    This technology will provide great opportunities for future highways using electric cars and even for transportation on magnetic levitation lanes…

  2. msyin February 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I hope this spreads to other states but when it arrives in S. Carolina we get another article when it launches.

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