TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A new type of solar device has arrived in Tallahassee. A small crowd of city workers, scientists, and solar energy enthusiasts caught a live demonstration of the Smartflower Tuesday.
The Smartflower is a freestanding machine that fans out a series of solar panels and then tilts to follow the sun. Each panel is made of monocrystalline silicon, a material proven to be very productive in higher temperatures.
“We have a concentration of the most amount of energy that we can put in a 16 foot diameter,” said Al Simpler, CEO of Simpler Solar Systems. [read full article]