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# Posted: 25 Jul 2017 07:07

Good Day everyone...

This morning I was doing my usual News Check and came across something I felt should be shared here... This Solution may work for a few folks AND might inspire others creative juices... There is both a Grid Connected & an Off Grid version.

Pricing = Mystery - suppose they want a call, an appointment - ugh factor... wish they'd list pricing...

A smartflower, which generates solar electricity, has been installed on NB Power's Marysville property CBC News Jul.24.2017

Main Website for the Product

# Posted: 25 Jul 2017 08:32

I was having trouble understanding why they went to the trouble of folding it up. But then read that it dusts itself off. Would also be handy during snowstorms. Interesting.

# Posted: 25 Jul 2017 09:45

Well that does have some positive aspects to it no doubt and I read the FAQ and other info, it has interesting features even for when it is storming out. The + Model with batteries for off-grid ability twigged me somewhat...

Unfortunately the info on the site is not terribly details or informative (techie wise) and the omission of pricing and having to call a rep... Well that triggers many unpleasant memories of Poly Clad, Shlock Salesmen but of course NB Power would partner with them...

I won't call, certainly not from my own phone - maybe a pay phone ! But an interesting idea & concept and if the price is "Respectable" and it performs as described might be a good solution for some.

Side Note: Being that it originates from Austria, I would take the statements as slightly more credible BUT given recent disclosures & discoveries about certain businesses & industries there & in Germany... I rather see the proof myself before trusting anything on "paper".

# Posted: 25 Jul 2017 09:50

Neat. I could use one on a telescoping pole to get it above the tree canopy, then open up.

# Posted: 26 Jul 2017 22:40

I read a article on these awhile back about the cost, $16,900 US dollars $22,000 with batteries.This article was written in April of 2017 so it is current pricing. It does have a good design to it but not cost effective yet. Maybe after more production they will be able to get the cost down a little bit.

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