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Electric Bonsai Tree Charges Smartphones Using Sunlight

The Electree is a modular sculpture with 27 photovoltaic panels that capture daylight and can recharge mobile devices via its USB port.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on October 15, 2012.

French designer Vivien Muller’s Electree is a modern sculpture that looks like a bonsai tree, with small photovoltaic panels as its leaves. The panels capture sunlight to recharge your mobile devices through the sculpture’s USB port.

Electric Bonsai Tree Charges Cell Phones Through Sunlight

The 40cm tall Electree is delivered in modules so it can be assembled into different shapes, optimizing the orientation of the 27 photovoltaic cells to increase its effectiveness. The indoor-only structure produces energy during the day and stores it inside a battery hidden in the base. Once charged, this accumulator feeds a USB port, where you can plug in your cell phone, tablet, etc. You can pre-order the Electree now for €349 for delivery in December.

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