The area needed for effective operation will be determined by your installer. They will perform a site assessment that includes a shading
analysis, which is key to determining whether nearby trees or buildings might cast shade on the smartflower at some point during
the day. Since each site is different, there is no definitive answer, but of course the more unblocked or unshaded access to the sunlight,
At a minimum, for installation and safety, the smartflower must have a clear area of 16 feet around it.