Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Solar-Powered SuperTrees

Photo © Zaw Wai (flickr)

These photos are certainly not photoshopped since these are photos of the SuperTrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. They are part of the so called vertical gardens. These tree-like structures measure 82 to 160 feet tall and are part of the $1 billion cutting-edge of the horticultural project for Singapore.

"It's pretty innovative stuff. The structures mimic the ecological functions of real trees through their environmentally sustainable features. Some have photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harvest solar energy to light up at night, others are integrated with cooled conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles", as CNN reported.

Photo © Yihan (flickr)

Photo © woo siang boon (flickr)

Photo © Jerex Photography (flickr)

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