The Smartflower Solar Panel Tracks The Sun Across The Sky For Maximum Energy Generation
What you see above is the new Smartflower POP, the world’s first all-in-one solar system that tracks the sun across the sky for a continuous maximum flow of energy.
Whereas traditional solar panels have to be accurately lined across rooftops, the Smartflower is “plug and play,” and simply has to be popped into place.
In addition to its easy installation method, the device is also more efficient. According to its official website, the Smartflower POP can generate 40 percent more electricity per square meter than any conventional rooftop system currently available in the market. This is ensured by its rotating platform, which is always directly facing the sun and hence, generating energy consistently throughout the day.
With static solar panels, the electricity production suffers a dip when the sun moves out of place. The Smartflower claims that its model greatly increases the amount of charge generated each day to provide to a home by an astonishing 100 percent.
In dimensions it has a diameter of 4.4 meters and a total surface area of 18 meters squared, making it smaller in size, and yet generating roughly 4,000 kWh per year. That would be enough to run a reasonably sized home in the UK and keep it off the grid, where the average electricity consumption for a house is around 4600 kWh.
The Smartflower is also weather proof and able to sustain hail and rain. There’s no official price at the moment but it’s expected to be around £15,000 ($23,000).