Applications of Electrical Energy from Nanoleaves
The photovoltaic, piezovoltaic and thermovoltaic energy harvesters are linked to individual junction boxes, from where they are amalgamated and fed collectively into an inverter. This converts the electricity from Direct Ccurrent (DC) into Alternating Current (AC) the electrical power now being suitable for domestic or industrial use.
The manufacturers of the system (http://www.solarbotanic.com) estimate that a six meter area of nanoleaves canopy will generate enough electrical power to supply an average household.
There are many places were the artificial trees and shrubs can be positioned as noted below;
The power supplied by these trees “planted" in the desert can be used to power desalination plants to produce fresh water from seawater and brackish water aquifers. This water can then be used for drinking and land irrigation, without any environmental damage to the fragile desert environment.
Trees can be planted alongside oases and over fresh water aquifers, with the electricity produced used to power down-hole pumps, enabling water to be piped to other locations.
When planted along the desert roadways, trees will supply shade as well as protection from the sun, wind, and sandstorms.
- Parks, Recreation Grounds, and Golf Courses
The electricity produced can be used to charge electrically powered ground maintenance vehicles such as grass cutters as well as electrically powered hand tools like grass trimmers and pruning shears. When planted on golf courses the power produced can be used to charge golf buggies as well as electrically powered ground maintenance vehicles.
- Office Car Parks and Industrial Units
Trees planted in these locations will not only supply electrical power for the office and industrial units, but add aesthetic qualities to an otherwise drab area, whilst providing shade from the wind and sun.