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Smart Flower Solar Collector

02/28/2018 9:11 PM

Looks pretty cool - anyone have first hand knowledge?

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Re: Smart Flower Solar Collector

03/01/2018 4:01 AM

<...4000kWh...> over what period of time?

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03/01/2018 8:45 AM

The video says 4000kWh per year, which works out to about 1KW average during daylight hours.

I would hope this thing puts itself away if the wind picks up.

Tracking arrays increase efficiency by 20-30 percent, but there is an extra cost of installation and maintenance of a tracking mount. This has to be compared with the cost of a 20-30 percent larger fixed mount system.

Still, there is the bragging rights of having the only one in the neighborhood.

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03/01/2018 5:00 AM

What does it do after that many kWh--just quit? See #1.

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03/01/2018 9:38 AM

It can only be only useful if you are running short of space at night time and space only when sunlight is there.Which I don't see the case for a general household and establishment.

Looks useful for service providers on site as they can fold it at night and bring back to there own location.

I don't see any reason that it can give 40% more energy in compression of normal sun following solar panel.

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03/01/2018 10:26 AM

It would appear to violate the KISS principle. The older I get the more I believe in KISS.

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03/01/2018 1:37 PM

Maybe, instead of retreating in winds, it should "feather" its panels and morph into a wind-generator (wink)?

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03/02/2018 4:04 AM

Over complicated....
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