Strawberry Trees improve people's lives
We are everyday bombed with alerts and warnings from various green institutions that we cannot live and threat our planet this way anymore. People with green consciousness are doing their best to promote the idea of clean green way of living that is the only future and the only choice we have if we want to preserve nature and environment. Renewable energy sources are all around us and waiting for us to use them freely and in this way to stop providing electricity from “filthy” sources. But how many individuals from the public actually ingrain some ecological concept into their everyday lives and habits? How many really understand the extent of pollution and influence that one can have due to its own personal actions?
Guided by this facts and thoughts Miloš Milisavljević, the founder of Strawberry energy company, realized that the best way to bring closer renewable energy sources to wider public is to show them the benefits they could have. Solving one’s problem, thanks to energy of Sun, would, for example, create a positive affirmation toward clean sources and show the people how useful and clean Sun, as source of energy, can be. Bringing renewable energy to everyday life. And our everyday lives in this modern time are greatly addicted to digital technologies and devices that enable us to be connected with each other. New ways of communication had never before been so developed like now and had never before provided us with so many possibilities. But all these devices need a certain power to work. So, Milos Milisavljevic has thought of two main streams:
1. Necessity of raising ecological awareness and enabling people to actually contribute to overall goal of environmental protection
2. Our dependence on technology, especially mobile phones
Putting these two streams into parallel, Milos came to idea to develop a certain solution that would satisfy both needs – the Public solar charger for mobile devices. He gathered a group of students with different professional backgrounds and shortly after that the idea of solar charger came to reality. The first in the world Public solar charger for mobile devices was created, installed in Obrenovac, Serbia and christened Strawberry Tree. Why strawberry? As the first fruit that ripens in spring, strawberries symbolize innovation, leadership and youth. And those are the main features of a Strawberry energy team. Their business is based on development of green new technologies, they are young, mainly still students and certainly with a great entrepreneurial spirit. They want to contribute to making the world a better place by putting renewable energy sources in public function and educating people about these green alternatives we have. A tool for reaching this goal is their invention - the Strawberry Tree. It captures the energy of Sun, transforms it into electrical energy and stores in rechargeable batteries which can save it up to 14 days. In this way, Strawberry Tree represents the unique public example of solar energy usage that is accessible to every individual in society. Comparing to big solar power plants that are mainly located remotely from the city, Strawberry Tree enables renewable energy to be within every person’s reach.
Strawberry Tree in Obrenovac, Serbia
To make solar energy even more accessible to all the people, Strawberry energy has created new portable solar charger Strawberry Mini. Thanks to its small dimensions and wheels it can be set up everywhere and this way it gives a chance to a lot more people to experience solar energy benefits. While charging phones, users can play eco games and read interesting facts from renewable energy world through the application installed within embedded touch screen.
The main idea is to motivate and inspire people to think about solar energy and understand the value it can give to all humanity. Since Strawberry Tree has a bench ingrained, people can sit, take a breath and rest while waiting for their batteries to be charged. Maybe they will chat about renewable sources of energy, share experiences and also in this way spread the word about these ecological issues. They will certainly directly give a contribution by charging their mobile devices with the energy of Sun and not using standard electrical energy derived from dirty sources. And this is what matters.
Giving the possibility to all the people to be part of a much greater ecological scheme, to understand how their own actions can be and are important when summed, and that only with joint efforts we can change the world.