A multidisciplinary team is working on a life-sized solar tree, called ElekTree, in the academic year 2015-2016. Innovation inspired by nature. At the ElekTree there are 3,000 to 5000 leaves, made of organic solar cells (OPV). OPV cells are flexible, and therefore suitable as leaves. But the return is still very low. This technique is still in its infancy. Therefore Avans does research.