The electronic tree is unveiled in a small French town. The electronic tree is unveiled in a small French town. The electronic tree is unveiled in a small French town. (Photo: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)

You can plug your phone into this tree

These eTrees in France use solar panels to generate electricity.

Have you ever realized your phone was about to die and wished you could plug it into a nearby tree? No? Well, you have no imagination. Because such a tree exists, and it's in France.

Israeli company Sol-logic invented a solar powered "eTree." The tree's panels, which resemble branches, collect energy from the sun and turn it into power, which people can use to charge their phones. But that's just the beginning. To see all the other neat things these trees can do, watch this video below.

Yoav Ben Dov, an Israeli artist, designed eTrees based on the shape of the acacia tree, which can be found in southern Israel. They're the first solar-powered trees (except for all the other trees in the world).

The company has already set 10 of them up around the U.S. and Israel, but this is the first one they made for Europe. Oh, and Paris isn't getting its hands on this technology quite yet. The company is putting it in the French town of Nevers, a 37,000-person town on the Loire River.

In addition to being super convenient, this green energy source could help the planet. So when it comes to sustainable technology, never say Nevers.

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