A new eTree designed by artist Yoav Ben-Dov which harnesses solar power has been unveiled in the HaNadiv Gardens near Zichron Ya’akov, Israel.
The eTree was developed by new Israeli company Sologic which works in the field of solar power. It website declares that, “eTree is a social enterprise which aims to promote environmental awareness and sustainability, to create a link between the community environment.”
It looks like a real tree and even offers people shade. But instead of branches it has metal tubes. Instead of leaves it has large square solar panels made from tempered glass that can handle all types of whether so that the tree can be used all year round. It also provides free WI fi and is situated next to a water fountain.
The eTree can be placed just about anywhere, from public parks to school yards and even in front of private homes.
It is yet another example of how Israelis are taking the forefront in the development of new e technologies.
While surrounded by oil rich countries, Israel has none of its own. It does, however, have access to a wealth of natural in the Leviathan field located under the Mediterranean Sea. That being said, the gas is not going to be available for use by Israeli power companies and solar energy still burns more cleanly than natural gas. It is also much cheaper.
Israel may not have oil but it certainly has plenty of sun. Solar panels for heating water can be seen on rooftops throughout the country.
“I wanted to integrate the idea of solar energy to the community by creating the eTree, ” Sologic chairman Michael Lasry told NBC News. “The tree is made of metal pipes and the leaves are solar panels.”
Sologic declaers its goal to be to lead and promote the field of utilizing and preserving sources of renewable energy, particularly solar energy. Sologic was founded by Michael Lasry an, Israeli entrepreneur. Solgic’s vision is to create a greener future. Sologic introduces dependable solar solutions to cater the power needs of families, businesses and institutions.