Power in your palm: 'Smart trees' installed in Dubai to offer WiFi and phone charging at the beach

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 metres in any direction.

Smart Palm is the company behind this ingenious endeavour 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.

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