Solar panels can be a great way for you to power your home, and reap the many benefits. The sun’s energy is not a greenhouse gas, so it is good for the planet.
It can help you save money on your power bills and increase the value of your home when you decide to rent it out or sell it.
Traditional solar panels have been popular over the years but what’s conquering the world of solar energy nowadays is a special type of solar panel called “SmartFlower.”
Smart-flower is an all-in-one solar system with smart features for the user’s convenience and comfort.
SmartFlower is a giant flower-shaped design. It’s both unique and very effective.
These solar panels are shaped like petals that track the sun through the day. They ensure your home gets all the energy it needs.
It collapses when it gets dark or in bad weather, and opens again when the sun is shining.
Linnea Nilsson is the marketing manager international at SmartFlower. She stated that they wanted to offer a simpler and more straightforward option for residential installations. Smartflower was designed to make this simple.
She said, “Our ambition is to establish the first all-in-one solar system on the market. We oriented ourselves after the principle ‘form follows function,’ and that brought us to the flower-blossom design of SmartFlower.”
SmartFlower has a 60% higher self-utilization rate than traditional solar panels systems when it comes to power efficiency.
It is equipped with ventilated panels that allow it to cool itself. This prevents hot air from accumulating, which can lead to energy production being hampered. It takes only two hours to set up and install SmartFlowers.
Nilsson is proud of their innovative and efficient product that was created to address current climate and environmental challenges.
She stated, “With SmartFlower, we enable more people to do something within renewable energy and to support a better future climate.
This makes access to your own produced energy easy and uncomplicated, and the solution is a really smart and good-looking one.”
SmartFlower was launched in Europe in 2014. It has quickly become a popular product in other countries as well as the United States.
It is actually used in many schools across the country, including Mary Baldwin University and Virginia Wesleyan University.
A SmartFlower in Illinois was also installed as part of a community solar project.
The Renaissance Collaborative is the owner of the housing complex. They believe that the solar panel system can be a great asset to their community.
TRC Executive Director Patricia Abrams said, “If you’re going to deal with and provide services for the very low-income people, that means the government is picking up the tab. How do you—in the long haul—make that sustainable and affordable? Energy efficiency is one of those things I think is a must.”
TRC has partnered up with various groups to install SmartFlower plants throughout Illinois. Elevate Energy, a company that is committed to smarter energy usage, was their partner for the Chicago installation.
EyaLouis, Elevate Energy Contractor Development Co-ordinator, explained: “We surveyed residents right away to see if there were any established electricians or carpenters or other tradespeople who could be a part of this project. Next, we offered training in solar installation with a local company.”
“At our unveiling, we had our solar trainees there to witness some of what went into the installation. The instructor talked to them about the permitting process and will continue to work with them.”
The Renaissance Collaborative, along with other environmental groups, hopes that SmartFlower installations can also be expanded in other low-income communities in the United States.
Watch this ‘flower’ tracks the sun: