Combining smart technology and clean energy generators is easily the next biggest trend in the renewable energy industry, and the developers of smartflower POP are ahead of the curve. Since its emergence in 2010, the clever solar power system has honed in on what private homeowners want from a sustainable energy source, and the latest version now promises 40 percent more energy output thanks to its ability to track the sun as well as clean and cool itself. Its creators hail it as the “world’s first all-in-one” solar power system, and they think it could take the industry by storm.

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The system consists of petal-shaped solar panels which automatically fan out each morning to create a flower-like array. To ensure efficiency, smartflower POP cleans its 18 square meters of solar cells each day at sunrise and then positions itself to face the sun so it can immediately begin generating energy. Throughout the day, the smart solar power system tracks the sun’s position on a dual axis so that the solar panels are always at an optimum angle for capturing solar energy.

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In addition to all of smartflower POP’s unique abilities, the system also comes in a variety of fashionable colors and is completely portable, making it easy to move from one home to the next when its owners relocate. Although the system does a lot of ‘thinking’ for itself, the company is quick to point out that this smart solar energy generator actually gives homeowners a lot of power, and not just the kind that runs their electronics. “For the first time, multiple intelligent solar features operate in one sophisticated product,” said Alexander Swatek, smartflower POP’s founder and managing partner. “It’s easy to use, takes only an hour to install, and owners can monitor their energy accumulation, usage, and direct it where they want it. They have full control.”


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