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Omar Huerta’s Solar Light Tree Concept Grows Real Plants

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On July 25, 2011 @ 8:16 am In Green Lighting,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 1 Comment

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These solar [1] light trees [2] from Milan designer Omar Huerta [3] are not just a unique installation of solar-powered street lights. They grow actual plants on their branches, using a hydroponic [4] system that pulls water up the trunk just like a real tree. The result is beautiful by day or night, as the trees themselves light up green when the sun goes down.

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Huerta’s Light Trees are powered entirely by renewable solar energy, and the plants can be removed and transplanted. Light is generated by several LEDs [5] at the base of the tree. The plants shown here seem to be a grass such as bamboo, but we like the idea of using these trees for a unique urban farming installation along city sidewalks.

+ Omar Huerta

Via Coroflot [6]


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[1] solar: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=solar

[2] trees: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=trees

[3] Omar Huerta: http://www.coroflot.com/omarhuerta

[4] hydroponic: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hydroponic

[5] LEDs: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=LED

[6] Coroflot: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_set.asp?individual_id=203687&set_id=454195

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