Biomimicry: Artificial Trees to Capture Wind and Solar Energy

Biomimicry: Artificial Trees to Capture Wind and Solar Energy

A London based company called Solar Botanic intends to use Energy Harvesting Trees to generate solar as well as wind energy utilizing an emerging science called “biomimicry.”

Biomimicry mimics nature’s processes in order to produce clean, environmental friendly energy.

Solar Botanic claims that its energy capturing powerhouse is going to be Nanoleaf.

On their website, they say, “A Nanoleaf is thin like a natural leaf, when outside forces, like the wind pushes the Nanoleaf back and forth, mechanical stresses appear in the petiole, twig and branches. When thousands of Nanoleaves flap back and forth due to wind, millions and millions of Pico watts are generated, the stronger the wind, the more energy is generated.”

View Comments (4)


  1. Brian

    March 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Nature is the best at converting sun/wind to energy, and what an interesting idea to be able to take a leaf shape and use that to generate electricity. There is quite a bit of energy out there to grab.

  2. David Harshbarger

    February 7, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Aesthics have always been a draw back to Wind Turbine Energy Production whether it be large commercial Wind Farms or individual residential use. I have always thought that a wind powered device that looked like a tree and could produce electricity by leaf movement, a kind of flutter technology and solar stimulation much like photosynthesis, would be the obvious solution.

  3. curing-us by nature

    February 10, 2010 at 10:06 am

    the more we seek to understand nature,the closer we come to the truith

  4. Nicole

    May 4, 2010 at 5:55 am

    I just added this blog site to my bookmarks. I look forward to more insightful posts.

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