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A 4 x 7 foot strip of Solar Ivy is capable of generating 85 Watts of solar power. Furthermore, its light-sourcing leaves are not static, allowing them to move around and catch the sun from many directions.

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June 16, 2010

Solar Ivy and Trees

Solar ivy and solar trees,
Their use will expand,
Growing in our cities,
Reducing power demand.

Solar Technologies are Growing

Photovoltaic cells or solar panels are an integral part of reducing modern society's impact on the planet. However, many people shy away from them due to their unpleasing aesthetic qualities. The invention of solar trees and solar ivy is rapidly changing the public's perception.

  • Solar Trees - Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove has created a beautiful solar tree streetlight that is a gorgeous blend of form and function. The cells in solar trees are able to store sufficient electricity for operation even in spite of receiving no direct sunlight for days.
  • Solar Trees in Vienna - The city of Vienna has installed and tested solar trees for street lighting. Currently they are in the process of deciding whether to install more solar trees.
  • Solar Ivy - SMIT GROW is a hybrid energy delivery device that provides power via the sun and wind. It draws its inspiration from ivy growing on the sides of a building.
  • Solar Ivy Construction - Solar Ivy incorporates a proprietary, patent-pending combination of photovoltaic and piezoelectric technologies in one system that can adapt to different building types, programmatic demands, and regional climates.

The Huffington Post has a great video detailing solar trees.

SMIT GROW is the official website for solar ivy.

 

Fair Trade Solay Salt Lamps are natural works of art that work wonders for your health.

Happy Tiffin containers provide an alternative to plastic or disposable containers and are suitable for hot or cold food-to-go.

 
 

Eco-Useable offers reusable eco-friendly products, to reduce the carbon footprint for the future generations.

The Green Microgym provides
a comfortable and effective workout space that also
strives to be self-sustaining.

 
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