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smartflower POP – the world’s first all-in-one solar system
smartflower POP – the world’s first all-in-one solar system
Simply smart. Simply efficient. For twice the degree of self-utilisation
Photovoltaic technology, As it should be
Simple like a normal home appliance – the world’s first all-in-one solar system
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if each of us could produce all clean energy we need right in our backyards? And wouldn’t it be a cherry on the top if the same photovoltaic system could simply be plug-&-play like any other normal home appliance?
At smartflower, we have stopped asking such questions. Instead, we have answered them – with smartflower POP, the world’s first all-in-one solar system.
Thanks to the extraordinary construction: power for an entire household
Thanks to its extraordinary construction and the perfectly synchronised components, the system delivers, on an average, approx. 4,000 kWh per year, thus fulfilling the complete average electricity requirement of a household in the central European region.
A real turning point: achieves a degree of self-utilisation of around 60%
smartflower POP represents changing times. The size of the system alone is no longer the measure of all things. What counts is a fairly constant production rate during the course of the day, in order to enable a more effective use of the produced energy.
smartflower POP achieves a degree of self-utilisation of around 60% – a significant improvement over a comparable rooftop unit, which averages just around 30%. Now that is what we call smart!
Awake when you are. Energy from the first to the last rays of the sun
A system that fits your needs
As the sun rises in the morning, smartflower POP unfolds itself completely automatically. It directs its solar modular fan (with a surface area of 18 m2) towards the sun and begins producing electricity for you – for your hot shower, your fresh coffee, the breakfast radio. Thanks to dual-axle sun tracking, the fan moves reliably along with the sun throughout the day.
The result: in comparison with the static rooftop system, the unit starts earlier in order to produce the exact amount of electricity you need. It consistently maintains the electricity supply and even uses the energy from the last sun rays efficiently enough to cover your early evening electricity requirements. Only then, does it close up to its secure position, which is also completely automatic.
smartflower POP compared with a static rooftop system *
The image clearly demonstrates how smartflower POP functions more efficiently than conventional systems. It has a considerably longer peak phase and produces energy even in the fringe hours of the day, which a rooftop system cannot achieve because of its static alignment to the sun. These produce maximum electricity when you are not at home – valuable energy which is lost.
* Basis of calculation: a typical July day in Madrid
|smartflower POP 2,31 kWp||Aufdach-|
anlage 4 kWp
|Power output as per PVGIS(1), location rome||5.100 kWh||6.250 kWh|
|Deviation from facing south and roof slope (possible up to 12 %)||smart tracking||-3%|
|Higher module temperature, low dissipation of heat, heat build-up||smart cooling||-5%|
|Contamination (e.g. by sand, salt, dust, snow)||smart cleaning||-3%|
|Revised output||5.100 kWh||5.583 kWh|
|Degree of self-utilisation (2)||~60%||~30%|
|Energy used by product itself||3.060 kWh||1.669 kWh|
|Efficiency gain by personal consumption||183%|
Efficiency gain through smart features
Explanation: For rooftop systems, static alignment to the sun, heat build-up and decontamination lead to a lower output than the one stated as theoretically possible at the location. Furthermore, the system does not constantly produce electricity throughout the day, for example in the afternoon when it is not required. This leads to the distinctly lower degree of self-utilisation of a rooftop system and/or to the stated efficiency gain of smartflower POP.
(1) PVGIS: Photovoltaic Geographical Information System, http://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pvgis/
(2) Degree of self-utilisation: 60% for smartflower POP; 30% for rooftop systems is a statistical empirical value
Plug & Play – and that is a promise! smartflower POP functions autonomously and automatically
smart features for more efficiency and a care-free use
smartflower POP is delivered as an all-in-one complete system and is operational within an hour. No complex assembly is required: the system is firmly bolted to the ground (or concrete foundation) at the location of your choice. It is designed for maximum performance (see also smart tracking, smart cleaning and smart cooling), and it is easy to use and maintain. It reliably provides electricity throughout the day.
Thanks to the astronomical control system, the solar modular fan moves horizontally and vertically along with the sun’s position, even when it’s cloudy. This guarantees optimum alignment with the sun – an exact 90° angle – during the entire course of the day, even when the sun is low on horizon in the winter. The result: despite the lower space requirement, up to 40% more output as compared to that of a conventional rooftop system, which is only ideally positioned towards the sun for a few hours per year.
smartflower POP easily rids itself of dust deposits or snow by folding and unfolding itself. Thus, common losses in energy production (up to 5%) are minimized.
Hot modules deliver less electricity than cool modules. 10°C more means 5% less output. The modules of smartflower POP are always rear-ventilated – hot air cannot accumulate due to their construction. This means they are 10–20°C cooler and deliver 5–10% more output as compared to rooftop systems.
In continuous operation, the sensors permanently monitor the wind speed. In winds above 54 km/h, smartflower POP automatically folds into its secure position in order to avoid damages. If the wind increases further, 63 km/h or more, it takes up the secondary security position (same as night position). The sensors continue to function and when the wind decreases, the system folds out completely and returns to its electricity-producing tracking position.
A significant advantage over fixed rooftop systems: smartflower POP is mobile! When you move out, simply take your private solar plant with you. Disassembling smartflower POP is just as simple as assembling it: just unscrew the four anchoring bolts and cart it away. And naturally the ground can be easily restored to its original state.
When it comes to solar energy, smartflower POP lets you show your colours! It is available in eight colours – from the trendy Berry to the classic Pearl. Either way, the glossy, finely-structured surface gives the base an appealing, modern design.
"We agreed with our family to reduce our carbon footprint to the minimum with attention for the aesthetics and comfort. For instead our "power flower" combines a good looking ornament in the garden with a high efficiency solar production. We got so much used to it, that we can almost “read” the time while looking which direction it is standing."Rudy & Kristel Simons, Belgium
"We are always delighted when smartflower delivers. The almost personal relationship we have with it leaves us no choice: we have to help it to reach its targets. We use appliances for its sake at midday, use lights sparingly and rejoice over the joint success."Mr. and Mrs. Eschle, Switzerland
"If you don't fancy solar panels on the roof, then how about putting the smartflower in the garden! The simple and quick installation, all-in-one no fuss or alteration to the house, the intriguing technology and timeless attractive design convinced us to acquire them."Karin Siegrist and Christoph Gautschi, Switzerland
"In times of diminishing resources, smartflower generates an important approach when dealing with sustainable approaches to energy through its innovative technology.Through its functionality and high level of efficiency, we're self sufficient throughout the best part of the day, and can even feed electricity into the grid."Stephanie and Bernhard Dubs, Switzerland
"The smartflower allows us to show our commitment to sustainability. A restaurant like ours is a prime consumer of energy and producer of waste. It is a first step that may be developed in all our restaurants."Vincent Guillon, Operational Manager at the Lyon Bocuse restaurants, France
"We plumped for smartflower because we were convinced by the overall system. We can now reduce our in-house energy consumption significantly. We have been particularly excited by the dual-axis tracking system, as a result of which our smartflower always stands in perfect alignment to the sun. Apart from that it looks brilliant!"Neher Family, Germany
Clean energy for your everyday life
1 HOUR of smartflower POP
- = 1x make the tastiest lasagne in the world
- = 15 hours of your favourite movies, TV series or news
- = 101 complete smartphone charges
- = 182 hours of relaxing and reading in LED lighting
1 DAY of smartflower POP
- = 3 air conditioning units – for 1 sunny day and pleasant temperatures in the entire house
- = 6x drying laundry – if the clothes line is already completely full
- = 6x bake the crispiest bread
- = 7x hot showers – with continuous flow water heater
- = 17 wash loads of laundry
- = 50 cups of tea – for waking up or relaxing
- = 100 kilometres of clean driving enjoyment in your electric car
1 YEAR of smartflower POP
- = ca. 4.000 kWh – and thus the average complete annual consumption of a central European household.
smartflower POP produces – depending on the region – between 3,400 and 6,200 kWh.
Numerical examples are based on approximate consumption values of the listed electrical appliances. Computational basis: in the middle of the year, twelve hours between sunrise and sunset/day.
5 reasons why you should
buy smartflower POP
- All-in-One solar solution without extensive installation (Plug & Play)
- Efficient energy production: up to 40% more output due to innovative smart tracking, on demand exactly when you need it
- Thanks to smart cooling and smart cleaning, common losses in output due to heat and contamination are prevented by up to 15%
- Ideal if your roof is not an option (installation, aesthetics, rental property): smartflower POP can be set up in the garden and can be taken along when you move
- Highest quality made in Austria and best support from local dealers
And it’s that easy
- Use our dealer location search
- Arrange an appointment by phone
- Let a dealer help you find the perfect installation site
- Wait in eager anticipation for the delivery
- Then simply setup, connect and use
- Now you can produce your very own clean electricity!
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