SmartFlower energy technology GmbH of Vienna,
SmartFlower all-in-one solar system was first launched in Europe in 2014. Since then over 1,000 units have been installed at homes and businesses in 20 European countries. Its emotive design and movement inspires consumers: it wakes up at sunrise, fans out its solar panels to 18 m² (194 ft²) and automatically cleans itself in preparation for capturing the sun’s rays. SmartFlower then turns to face the sun at a 90° angle, and follows the sun throughout the day using dual axis tracking to maximize solar energy yield. One SmartFlower produces the equivalent of a 4 kW rooftop system. Its harvested energy can also be stored with integrated batteries and synchronized with smart home automation via mobile devices, freeing owners from reliance on the grid.
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