Solar-Powered "eTree" Provides a Restful Phone Charging Station with Free Wi-Fi

A common problem is the need to charge your phone when you're out and about. But, finding a place to do it is often tricky. With the eTree, however, you can power up your device using green solar energy that's installed in public spaces. It was created by the Israel-based company Sologic, and this life-sized “tree” is a place to take a break while recharging your phone and accessing the Internet via free Wi-Fi.

The eTree is modeled after an actual tree and mimics the brown branches and trunk. But, instead of having leaves, there are energy-generating solar panels that are angled towards the sky. It also has USB charging points and provides some illumination during the night along with seating located beside the tree.

Sologic recently installed the first eTree at a nature reserve in Israel. They see this as being a public space facility, a social-environmental enterprise, and an ecological sculpture that promotes sustainable energy.

Sologic website
via [Inhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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