Solar just got smarter. And prettier.

Solar just got smarter. And prettier.

Roses are red, solar panels are blue. The way to a gal’s heart is through a solar flower that’s new.

Ok, I admit I’m no poet, that’s clear. I am however, totally smitten with the incredibly poetic design of theSmartFlower from Austria.

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With around 40% more output than your average home rooftop solar system due to its innovative design; smart sun tracking, smart cleaning and smart cooling (not to mention a pretty smart design) this all-in-one solar system is as easy as plug-and-play.

The SmartFlower POP brings solar mobility, flexibility and design to the residential market in a whole new way – bolt it to the ground, plug it in and within an hour your energy is flowing! The beautiful design mimics a real flower, opening with the sun light and following the rays throughout the day. The system’s solar fan moves horizontally and vertically with the sun’s position – keeping at an optimal 90 degree angle…even when it’s cloudy.

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But wait until you see the demo on the website showing how the SmartFlower’s petals open during the day and fold away neatly at night when the sun retires or a wild storm hits…design so intuitive even Mother Nature would be proud! Check it out here – if you’re anything like me you’ll be playing around with functionality and colour scheme for ages https://www.smartflower.com/en.

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Each of these solar systems produces enough electricity to power the average home in Europe and I don’t reckon I’m the only one who’d love to see it on Aussie shores – definitely a nice change from the price slashing competitiveness that we’re used to in the resi solar market.

Just as Tesla has made batteries and EVs oh-so-desirable, so too are companies like this one behind the SmartFlower doing their bit to sexy-up the solar industry. Yep, they’ve won my heart! SGx

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