VTREE Solar – Digital tree in Lisbon
The digital tree - called VTREE Solar - installed in Lisbon in February 13, 2016 - allows people to free charge mobile phones and access the Internet through wi-fi. The VTREE Solar is part of the European Sharing cities programme, which aims to make cities more sustainable.
VTREE captures solar energy through the photovoltaic panels installed in the branches of the “tree” providing green electricity for charging gadgets through USB plugs available in the “roots”. Also electric cars can be recharged. The tree also offers wi-fi up to 30 Mb /s, night lighting and further useful
The VTREE enables people to interact with technology. It meets people's needs by allowing them to access the internet and recharge electronic devices. It also allows the provision of information that can be used to improve public spaces.