Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fake Plastic Trees

An interesting idea crossposted to Planetizen...fake plastic trees that generate solar power (via solar film in the leaves) and thermal power (via thermoelectrics) and even wind power (nano-piezoelectric generators in the petioles.) Made of recycled tires and recycled wood bits. Not quite ready for prime time, obviously, but an interesting idea...especially for use in places where trees are important.