Solar tree to power nursery in Bristol

A solar tree is set to be built in Bristol to power a nursery that solely depends on rainfall for its growth. The project, which is part of an educational […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A solar tree is set to be built in Bristol to power a nursery that solely depends on rainfall for its growth.

The project, which is part of an educational campaign by Demand Energy Equality also aims to raise awareness about making renewable energy sources accessible to low income households.

The solar panels will form the leaves of the tree (an illustration of what it will look like is pictured above), which will be made by the local communities for Edible Futures nursery, a community food project in Bristol.

Daniel Quiggin from Demand Energy Equality said: “In doing so, we aim to further our communities understanding of energy and energy systems as well as irrigation systems and growing our own food. It is only through an understanding of energy and food systems that our communities can become resilient and self sufficient, which is imperative given growing food and energy costs.”

The project has raised more than £10,000 this week.