Solar Trees in Vienna

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Ross Lovegrove’s Solar Trees are catching both eyes and rays.

Installed outside Vienna’s MAK Museum as part of the MAKDesignNite program, these glowing self-powered “trees” are the creations of Welsh designer Lovegrove in cooperation with Artemide, the Italian lighting innovator, and Sharp Solar, the globe’s solar cell leader. Powered entirely by solar technology – the panels atop the canopy collect the sun’s energy for later use – these remarkable fixtures are fully free-standing and are not even wired into the grid.

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