30 Nov '11, 7pm

This is the future of parking lots. Sun-Tracking solar 'trees' installed at GM Tech facility More like this, please!

This is the future of parking lots. Sun-Tracking solar 'trees' installed at GM Tech facility More like this, please!

Envision Solar , a San Diego-based renewable energy company, has installed its trademark 'solar trees' at General Motors' Tech Facility in Warren, Michigan. And they look fantastic. The solar tree is an innovative concept that takes advantage of idle space (parking lots, rooftops) to generate energy. Each of those trees pictured above will charge 6 electric cars, as wells as feeding power into the GM facility. Here's a brief video about the Solar Trees, from a New York Times report a year back : Envision released the following announcement in the wake of the ribbon-cutting ceremony last week: "The deployment includes Solar Tree structures which incorporate Envision's CleanChargeT CIT, "column-integrated" electric vehicle charging stations. The Solar Tree structures also incorporate Envision's EnvisionTrakT multi-axis solar tracking technology which should increase the effi...

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