Electric cars of the future will have a field day with this new concept. Imagine using the sun to generate solar energy to charge your car.

Industrial designer Neville Mars has an idea for harnessing sunlight so it powers your car instead. He suggests installing tree-shaped sculptures in parking lots with giant, photovoltaic leaves to capture solar energy.

Park under the trees and return to it with a fully charged car. Of course, don't expect this to be you know..free.

Solar Forest [via Inhabitat]