Giant Man-made Solar Trees Pop Up to Illuminate Singapore

High-tech fancy green lights are lighting up the Singapore night sky. These solar-powered super trees are part of Singapore’s latest 250 acre green development. This ‘Gardens by the Bay’ project is an initiative from Singapore’s National Parks Board that focuses on the cultivation of flora and fauna from foreign lands.

It is a man-made mechanical forest consists of 18 super trees that act as vertical gardens. These super trees can generate solar power, act as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories and collect rainwater.

To generate electricity, 11 of the supertrees are fitted with solar photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight into energy, which provides lighting and aids water technology within the conservatories below.

These solar-powered colossal structures vary in height from 82ft to over 164ft. Each supertree will act as a kind of massive trellis – allowing tropical vines and other plants the ability to climb and cover the structure.

It will be open to the public on June 29, 2012. Super trees are interconnected with skywalks and offer amazing view of the garden below.

The horticultural heaven possesses two green conservatories in close proximity — the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome — climate-controlled biomes inspired by the shape of an orchid flower. It will be the main attraction of the park.

This area will include 220,000 plants from almost every continent and it is equal to the size of four football fields.

The entire project will probably turn the hi-tech Singapore to a “city in a garden” and the luxurious garden will become the pride of Singapore.

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