Solar Tree was developed by Students of Berhampur Industrial Training Institute (ITI)

Solar Tree was developed by Students of Berhampur Industrial Training Institute (ITI)

Reported By: Priyanka Chakraborty, Intern

Students of the Berhampur Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Odisha’s Ganjam district have developed a solar tree and installed it on their campus, an official said on Saturday. The structure that is made of metal is designed like a tree and the solar panels connected with its metal branches use sunlight to generate energy.

There are 12 solar panels in the tree, which is 12-feet in height. The source also included that it costs around Rs 2 lakh for the installment and developing a complicated structure like that. Space crunch is one of the major hurdles to the installation of solar panels. The advantage of
such a structure is that it consumes less space and it can be installed anywhere near a building.


The trial run of the two-KW system started recently, the official said. It is flexible and rotates to face the sun and produces the maximum amount of energy, according to the principal. Students took around five days to develop the solar tree on an experimental basis under the guidance of the teaching staff.