Submitted by: Technisches Büro Johannes Hasenauer GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Solar Tree Combines Sustainable Technology with Art
The aim of the project is to convince the population to accept solar energy as future-oriented energy through a special form of a solar plant. In cooperation with the artist Norbert Mayer of Kaprun (Austria), the project combined technology, art and benefit to create the Solar Tree. It consists of a concrete foundation and a wire structure where the necessary components along with technical functions are placed. For the consumer, this means that a 1 m² solar panel can save 400 kW of other energy. Through constantly rising energy prices, the amortization period will be under 5 years.