1. Panels atop the 20-ft. (6 m) tree store energy that powers free wi-fi within a 328-ft. (100 m) range. The faux fronds provide shade in the notoriously sweltering city.
2. The base of the trunk has at least eight charging stations for cell phones and other devices; the outlets recharge batteries faster than a typical outlet, the company says.
3. The structure mimics the shape of the region’s date-palm trees, so it doesn’t look out of place. Two have already been installed, and 101 more are expected to be built soon.
This appears in the August 03, 2015 issue of TIME.
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