The solar-powered tree goddess.
Josh Hadar's Photovoltaic Acacia is the next chapter in the artist's exploration of eco-consciousness and sustainability. Crafted from recycled steel pipes, reclaimed sheet metal and hand-blown glass, The piece, equipped with light-sensing chips, charges 2 twelve volt batteries hidden in the base during daylight hours, while automatically switching to light mode in darkness. The Acacia themed sculpture uses over 90 solar cells embedded in hand-hammered leaves throughout the piece to charge the 12 volt batteries. When charged, they light clusters of LEDs placed inside blown glass fruit scattered about the tree. The artist again blends his trademark organic forms with working examples of sustainability and eco-consciousness. The concept of the Photovoltaic Acacia is to replace traditional solar panels with a more aesthetic and pleasing version while maintaining their versatility. The Artist is also experimenting with Photovoltaic Tree designs with broader uses such as solar charging electric vehicles and enhancing architectural HVAC systems.
6' X 5'/ Welded Reclaimed Steel and Hand-blown Glass / 5 Watt Indium Diselinide Solar panels / 12 Volt Lead-Acid Battery / 3.25 watt LED Light clusters