Saturday, 17 March 2012

Sky Watch Friday


The Solar Mallee Trees on the Adelaide Festival Centre Plaza harness solar energy via a canopy of laminated oval solar cell panels. Each ‘tree’ can produce 864 kW hours but only uses 125kW hours of energy each year, saving around 2 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions - equivalent to the benefit of 6 real trees per year. The solar trees also let you listen to students from Sturt Street Primary School – the City’s first “solar school” – talk about solar energy.

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6 comments:

Peter said...

They look alive! and useful!

eileeninmd said...

What a cool idea, lovely! They look like sculptures.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's fantastic Ann, it does look like a sculpture..a bit like the Triffids from War of the Worlds

Julie said...

I like this sculpture a lot. It covers a lot of public discourse and is very attractive to boot.

Jim said...

Cool sculpture.

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