SmartFlower energy technology GmbH of Vienna, Austria, award-winning inventor of the world's first all-in-one patented solar system, and clean energy pioneer Energy Management, Inc (EMI) of Boston, Massachusetts announce their new business union: EMI will be making a major investment in SmartFlower and forming SmartFlower North America, to market the SmartFlower solar systems throughout the US, Canada and Caribbean Islands.
SmartFlower all-in-one solar system was first launched in Europe in 2014. Since then over 1,000 units have been installed at homes and businesses in 20 European countries. Its emotive design and movement inspires consumers: it wakes up at sunrise, fans out its solar panels to 18 m² (194 ft²) and automatically cleans itself in preparation for capturing the sun's rays. SmartFlower then turns to face the sun at a 90° angle, and follows the sun throughout the day using dual axis tracking to maximize solar energy yield. One SmartFlower produces the equivalent of a 4 kW rooftop system. Its harvested energy can also be stored with integrated batteries and synchronized with smart home automation via mobile devices, freeing owners from reliance on the grid.
SmartFlower will be first unveiled to the US public at Intersolar US, San Francisco, 12-14 July 2016. The team will be stationed at booth 7445, where visitors are welcome to come and learn more about the workings of SmartFlower.
About SmartFlower energy technology GmbH
SmartFlower energy technology GmbH, specialist in intelligent all-in-one solar systems, was established in 2010 and is based in Güssing and Vienna, Austria. To date the company has created some 50 new jobs at Pinkafeld production facilities – the all-in-one system is therefore "Made in Austria", standing for reliability and the highest quality standards. SmartFlower has a worldwide network of authorised distribution partners.
About Energy Management, Inc.
EMI is a privately held energy company with a 40-year plus track record of managing and controlling clean energy projects. EMI has a broad range of experience across all aspects of energy project development, from design and engineering to contracting and community relations. With the establishment of the affiliated SmartFlower North America company and North American dealer network, EMI is building on its commercial and industrial solar experience and diversifying into the residential and small commercial solar market.