Sadler Brown plants 'solar trees' in Cambridge
Cambridge University Library has installed a series of “solar trees” to help power its archive stores.
Designed by architect Sadler Brown, the structures surround the grounds of the grade II listed building and generate at least 10% of the archive store’s annual energy uptake.
The tree designs were inspired by the windows of the original library buildings, which were drawn up by Giles Gillbert Scott, the mastermind behind the iconic red phone box.
The Cambridge solar trees are part of the final stage in a £40 million extension scheme to the library.