The flower looks nice and the concept sounds good, but at that point the business may as well go the normal solar panel route and put it on the roof or set it up so that the panels cover the parking lot for shade. That flower looks like it takes up a lot of space.
I don't know enough about solar power yet to know if the power output on this is good compared to conventional panels of the same square footage. One nice feature is that it tracks the sun and it folds up at night/poor weather. But the price point might actually be the killer. Units start at $20,000
Land Rover LR3
Chevy Bolt - waiting for delivery - patiently
There has to be some sort of advantage to this though otherwise it wouldn't really be a marketable product?
It's advantages are-
It follows the sun for greater efficiencies. Rooftop panels are almost never at optimum angle to the sun.
It's an all in one plug and play unit. Plop it in the yard and start making power.
It's portable. When you move, you can take it with you.
It's self cleaning, so increased efficiency here too.
Questions I have about it are-
How does it hold up to the wind? Looks fragile and complicated.
Why does it need to fold up? It seems like needless complication, expense and not the most efficient use of surface area.
Where do you put it? Many people (like myself) have no place to put something that big in the yard and how do the neighbors and HOAs feel about it?
How in the world do you "plug and play" hook it up to your house? There has to be electricians and permits involved for sure.
It looks like it could work for some folks, but I bet cost vs. kwh is poor. I think the needless (IMO) complexity of the machine will be a headache for the owner in the future. I think the portability of the unit is an unrealistic feature.
The sun tracking is it's most redeeming feature, but I would have liked to see a design that was more robust and less complicated.