Watch this groundbreaking new solar device open and move like a flower

Smartflower is a solar panel that can’t stay still. Inspired by the sun-tracking behavior of certain blooms, the portable all-in-one unit rotates its solar-module “petals” throughout the day for maximum exposure. This format, claims Smartflower Energy Technology, the Austrian firm behind the Smartflower, allows the system to be 40 to 50 percent more efficient than traditional photovoltaic arrays.

The Smartflower’s day starts at sunrise when it deploys its panels, which are backed…

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