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Dubai ‘Smart Flower’ captures solar energy


A flower-shaped solar panel – 23% more efficient than its roof top equivalent – has been unveiled in Dubai.

Introduced by the Applied Sustainability & Renewable Energy Department of Dubai’s Municipality Government, the innovative ‘Smart Flower’ “automatically blooms in the morning and closes in the evening”. Using solar tracking technology its track the sun’s rays via digital sensors. The pioneering panel can even stay free of dust and dirt thanks to its self-cleaning technology.

The launch was announced this week in TheNational UAE.

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