Smartflower Pop +. A Solar Sunflower That Generates And Stores All The Electricity You Need

Smartflower POP + is a new photovoltaic solution to generate and store all the energy necessary to self-supply a home or a small business. With this system it is possible to consume clean energy regardless of when it is produced and, therefore, regardless of the electricity grid.

Its founder Alexander Swatek, promises that this system is up to 40% more efficient than traditional solar panels, inspired by the sunflower, its solar panels are always located at the optimal angle with respect to the sun. The goal of this project is to  make it possible for more people every day to generate their own green energy for self-consumption in their homes.

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How does Smartflower POP + work?

Smartflower POP + is designed for those places where the solar energy produced during the day is not consumed during daylight hours and it is necessary to use it at night. The storage system is capable of accumulating up to 4.6kWh.

Smartflower POP + offers two alternatives: a system  with 4.6kWh or 2.3kWh batteries. The 4.6 kWh model is especially suitable for isolated installations as it does not need any support from the network for its operation.

Smartflower POP + is easy to install, it is screwed to the floor or directly to the ground.

It automatically unfolds its 18 m2 of solar panels to form a perfect circle. The system is astronomically controlled and moves on two axes, always following the sun until the last rays of the day, in order to always maintain an angle of incidence of 90 degrees. Every time it is unfolded and folded, smartflower POP automatically cleans itself, removing dust from the plates, increasing their efficiency.

The smartflower POP modules have excellent back ventilation, so their cooling is 10-20ºC higher than traditional rooftop installations, so their performance increases between 5% and 10%.

From 54 km / h, it folds back automatically to avoid possible damage. As soon as the wind dies down, the installation is redeployed, also automatically.

The system is portable. In the event of a move, the system can be moved without complications.

This smart sunflower-shaped solar platform follows the path of the sun thanks to an automatic control system that allows its mobile monocrystalline solar panels (18 m 2 ) to always be at a 90º angle to the sun, so they can collect as much possible power.

Easy to install, it measures 2.65 m high, and is capable of generating up to 6,200 kWh per year, above the 4,000 kWh that an average home needs.

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It produces energy even in the marginal hours of the day, which increases its performance. At sunset, the platform automatically folds back to the rest position.

This is how it is installed.

The result: compared to other static rooftop solar installations, this equipment starts producing the electricity it needs much earlier. It maintains a constant supply of renewable energy, and even takes advantage of the last rays to cover its demand throughout the afternoon. Only then, when the sun sets, does it retract back to its initial safe position, fully automatically.

Advantage.

  • Clean solar energy, even when the sun goes down.
  • Cutting edge technology and smart design; resistant to inclement weather, high performance and long lasting.
  • Connected to or disconnected from the electrical network, with two different energy storage capacities.
  • Backup system in case of power failure.

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