eTree is an outcome of an environmental enterprise that aims to promote awareness towards sustainability within a community. It has been invented and developed by Israeli solar energy expert and CEO of Sologic Ltd, Michael Lasry and designed in collaboration with artist Yoav Ben Dov.
eTree is basically an iconic sculpture in the form of a life-sized tree made out of metal pipes and fitted with solar panels on its top.
It can be placed at strategic corners of a city to help citizens benefit from the absolutely free energy it provides.
The energy produced by the solar panels fitted on the eTree can power up mobile phones and computers, Wi-Fi connectivity, a water cooler and even night lighting. The eTree not only has seats for the citizens below it but even a water trough so that the pets of the individuals sitting below the tree may avail of it.
The energy produced from the solar panels activates a camera and an LCD screen display which provides visitors with vital information on weather and educational and environmental issues. The LCD screen allows for communication between one eTree and another which may be planted in any location around the world.
eTree provides a relaxed and shaded resting area for passersby apart from solving the issue of clean and green energy. It is the first of its kind and seamlessly integrates art, environment, sustainability and community.
An eTree can be placed just about anywhere, from public parks to school yards and even in front of private homes. eTree is yet another example of how Israel is taking the forefront in the development of new e-technologies.