WHAT IS A SOLAR TREE?
A solar tree is a decorative means of producing solar energy and also electricity. It uses multiple no of solar panels which forms the shape of a tree. The panels are arranged in a tree fashion in a tall tower/pole.
TREE stands for
- T= TREE GENERATING
- E=ENERGY and
This is like a tree in structure and the panels are like leaves of the tree which produces energy.
WHY IT IS CALLED SOLAR TREE?
As we know trees are present in nature and they can produce their own food material by the process called PHOTOSYNTHESIS. It is the process by which the green plant collects energy from sun and the water present in soil at the day time and can produces their own food material. By this process they are indirectly providing food to the human society because we are depending on the green plants for our food directly or indirectly.
Here we are considering the example for understanding about the solar panel tree. This is a tree in which the stems connected acts as the branches of the tree and the solar panels are like the leaves. Green leaves are producing food materials for human beings likewise these leaves are producing energy for the society. So, it is very appropriate to called it as a tree.
COMPONENTS REQUIRED FOR SOLAR TREE PROJECT
The solar tree consists of some important parts in its design. They are as follows:
- Solar panels
- Long tower
- Stems for connecting the panels
ADVANTAGES OF SOLAR TREE
- Ecologically Friendly
- Low Maintenance
- Decreased Electrical Bill
- High Efficiency
- Land requirement is very less
DISADVANTAGES OF SOLAR TREE
- Operating and maintenance cost is high
- May cause hazards to the birds and insects
- Hazards to eyesight from solar reflectors
APPLICATIONS OF SOLAR TREE
- Street lights
- House supply
- Industrial power supply
- Charging Bolts for E Vehicles
- Mobile charging