Rotary Club Learns About Development of a Solar Generating Electricity Tree

Harry Corrigan who has been working for the last 10 years with London’s Brunel University on developing a solar tree which generates electricity was the speaker at recent Breakfast Group of the Henley Bridge Rotary Club.

Mike Pooley, member of the Henley Bridge Rotary Club said, “It was a fascinating talk.  The solar tree looks like a real tree with leaves. Harry reasons that in the future people will have a solar tree in their garden, generating clean electricity to “Save the World.”

The solar tree has been developed by SolarBotanic to create a low-cost, renewable source of energy capable of fully powering a home while enhancing its natural surroundings. Inspired by a tree’s sophisticated process of photosynthesis, the Energy Tree imitates and improves one of nature’s greatest phenomena of energy efficiency. As the effects of climate change continue to threaten the sustainability of our planet’s fragile ecosystem, Solar Botanic has embarked on a mission toward a veritable paradigm shift in green-energy technology. Electricity harnessed at an unprecedented efficiency from the combination of wind and solar energy. SolarBotanic’s radical innovation provides the opportunity for a never-before-seen degree of energy autonomy, all the while significantly reducing cost, both financially and in terms of environmental impact.

In collaboration with the prestigious engineering department of London’s Brunel University, SolarBotanic has transformed an ambitious vision into a reality. The overwhelming success of the Energy Tree’s proof of concept has paved the way for a final step of building a working prototype. SolarBotanic is currently looking for a UK manufacturer to mass produce a working tree

Harry Corrigan said, “It was a pleasure and a humbling experience to be able to address a group of people who’s motto is ‘service above self’ I was glad to have the opportunity.'”

The Breakfast Group meets at 7.45 till 8.45 twice a month on a Thursday, at Badgemore Park Golf club enjoying breakfast and a Rotary meeting. Visitors are welcome.

More details about the Energy Tree can be found at

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