24 Nov '14, 2am

Folding Lotus Mobile Solar Array Provides Pop-Up Power Generation

Monarch Power hasn’t revealed much by way of specs for the Lotus Mobile, so it’s not clear how much power the array’s 18 petals can generate or just how lightweight the array is—though Clean Technica reports the system is made from plastic and metal, while the modules are mounted on carbon fiber composite boards. Placed on two axes, the Lotus array rotates and elevates to follow the sun, and Hui claims that the array’s circular form can capture thirty percent more energy than equivalent conventional rooftop arrays. Additionally, Hui claims that Lotus Mobile is cheaper than rooftop systems as “70 percent” of rooftop cost is a result of mounting systems and installation.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/folding-lotus-mobile-solar-array-pro...

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