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August 25, 2015 AT 3:00 am

Gigantic Solar Power Cyborg Trees In Singapore#SolarPower

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Singapore’s billion dollar techno garden theme park features a Supertree Grove with solar power ‘trees’ up to 160 feet tall that help power the park. via gizmag

Entering the Gardens, you’re immediately introduced to one of the main attractions: the Supertrees. Standing between 25 and 50 m tall (80-160 ft), each Supertree is a vertical garden supporting a range of ferns, vines, orchids and other plants, which creep over the towering, purple skeletal structures.

Each Supertree is designed to mimic the function of a real tree, with photovoltaic cells to echo photosynthesis and contribute energy to run the park. The trees also collect water during Singapore’s frequent heavy rains and channel it throughout the park wherever irrigation or fountains are needed. Some are also used as exhaust flues for the Gardens’ underground biomass boilers.

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