Solar Tree

The Solar Tree is a Cave Urban concept designed by Nici Long + Dave Goldie in June 2011. A bamboo solar forest is comprised of glass laminated photo-voltaic panels connected with bamboo scaffolding to create shade structures that  also harvest solar energy. 

The project is based on the concept of bio-mimicry, where the panels are behaving like leaves, harvesting energy from the sun and producing shade.

 

Model by Dave Goldie.