WEB DESK: Smart palm trees have been installed and are ready for use in Dubai this summer enabling beach goers and park visitors to have limitless power and internet access on their mobile phones.
Soaking up the sun during the day, these state-of-the-art trees store energy to be discharged in the evening.
On each tree, there are eight charging points and WiFi ranges for 100 meters in any direction.Smart Palm is the company behind this ingenious endeavor and have so far set up two – one on Surf Beach and another in a park near the waterfront.
The company plans to plant them in 103 locations around Dubai as part of a contract with the city.
Towering at 20 feet high and with leaves measuring 18 square metres, the high-tech palms, understandably, are also equipped with screens and security cameras.
However, the cost to use the powerful palm has not yet been decided.
And while they may be useful to sneak some shade under during the day, it’s at night that passersby will undoubtedly flock.
Best of all? The company insists that the trees can charge your batteries two and a half times faster than your home charger. Perfect for a night out on the town.