Tech: How this company is using sunflowers to reimagine solar energy

SmartFlower is an intelligent “sunflower” that will “bloom” to generate clean solar energy. By tracking the sun from east to west, it aims to be more efficient than regular solar panels.

The SmartFlower claims to produce energy with 40% more efficiency than other solar panels.

SmartFlower was inspired by the heliotropic properties of the sunflower.

Heliotropism is when plants move in response to the direction of the sun.

Like a sunflower, the SmartFlower opens its panels when the sun rises.

It adjusts the tilt angle of its panels to follow the sun and maximize absorption


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