The Smartflower is a portable 3.2kWp solar array which unfolds automatically as the sun rises, tracks the sun, and folds itself neatly once the sun goes down. While I thought the solar tree was a waste of space, the ‘Smartflower’ has blown me over. Just play the video to know why. In terms of its ease of installation and use, its as if the mighty Apple has designed it! Its completely plug and play.
Its not just pure eye candy. It comes with a dual axis tracking which helps generate up to 40% additional electricity. When the sensors detect high winds, it can simply go back to safety position. And not just that, when the array is folded up in its housing, each module is self-cleaned to ensure a consistently high yield. The integrated system is however priced quite steeply and retails at GBP 15,000 + Tax in the UK.