Using African trees for inspiration, Samuel Wilkinson has put forward a new design for solar panels.
The panels have two functionalities: provide shelter for passersby and harness the energy from the sun. So far the design has not begun, but the process will soon start with a Spanish company titled Urban Square.
The African trees are evident in this construction, as the wide canopy at the top of the structure stretches out just like the vegetation in certain areas of the great continent. It makes sense to design solar panels in this way: since the canopies are wide reaching, they harness the light perfectly, catching as many rays as possible to turn light into energy and gradually help to save the environment.
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