First, the smartflower tracks the sun from dawn to dusk, ensuring that its solar panels are always at a 90-degree angle to the sun, optimizing the radiation it receives, unlike most other solar setups. Smartflower does this through a GPS tracking device aligned to the specific longitude and latitude of the site where it is installed. This precise tracking can increase productivity by as much as 40%.
Second, the smartflower’s unique design allows for natural cooling of its solar panels. Rather than positioning the panels close to a roof or the ground, the smartflower’s panels are elevated and naturally cooled by the air that passes behind each of its panels throughout the day. This natural cooling can increase each panel’s productivity by as much as 10%, depending on the region in which the smartflower is installed.
Third, the smartflower automatically self-cleans its panels every morning and every evening. Each of the panels cleans the panel beneath it each time the smartflower opens or closes, using the long brush on its outer under edge. This allows the smartflower to avoid loss in production that typically occurs with other solar PV devices, which naturally become dirty over time. This automatic cleaning feature improves productivity by another 1-2%.