Renewable energy company, Ecolution has secured exclusive distribution rights for what is claimed to be the world's first portable, all-in-one solar PV system. The solar consultancy are working with Ecolution to be the first to offer this to businesses and renewable technology enthusiasts throughout Wales
The smartflower is a portable 3.2kWp solar array which unfolds automatically as the sun rises tracking its path with a dual-axis tracking system and folding into the unit's housing when the sun sets. The system's 18m2 of solar modules are arranged like a flower's petals and fan out when fully deployed.
The manufacturer claims that the GPS-controlled tracking system results in 40% more output as opposed to a static array. In addition, when the array is folded up in its housing, each module is self-cleaned to ensure a consistently high yield.
Units are now planned with internal battery back-up storage, expanding their applications.
We can see applications in remote areas throughout Wales in agricultural and business settings, for off-griders, festivals, outdoor corporate events or as a charging point for your electric car or camper!