Submitted by: Oliver Kleiner
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Power Flower

The blossom of the sunflower always follows the sun to optimize its energy harvest. The German inventor Oliver Kleiner designed his Power Flower as a solar system with the same characteristic. Controlled by an integrated program, the turning of the system assures optimal orientation of the four collectors. This enables optimized harvesting of solar energy for heating, domestic hot water, process water or solar cooling. The system can be mounted in an open space or atop structures such as buildings. A demonstration model was planted along Lake Constance in September 2009.

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