The ‘photovoltaic sunflowers’, the latest fashion in self-consumption

The ‘photovoltaic sunflowers’, the latest fashion in self-consumption

By José A. Roca

"Our goal is to make it possible for more people to generate their own clean energy for the self-sufficiency of their home," said the CEO and founder of the Austrian startup. Alexander Swatek.

Easy to install, with its 18 square meters of moving solar panels, the sunflower-shaped platform, is capable of generating up to 6,200 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, well above the 4,000 kWh that an average home needs.

Furthermore, this new system allows you to obtain up to 40% more performance in energy production thanks to its intelligent functions.

‘Smartflower POP’ is capable of capturing maximum solar energy thanks to its monocrystalline panels and an intelligent connection circuit, which covers all surfaces of the solar panels and modules.

The system produces energy, even in the marginal hours of the day, increasing its performance. The facility supplies clean energy from daybreak until dusk. At sunset, the solar panel automatically folds back to the rest position.

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