A flower-shaped solar power generator that re-orients itself to catch the sun’s rays through the day was unveiled in front of Dubai Municipality headquarters on Wednesday.

The solar power generating ‘flower’, a first of its kind initiative in the region. Developed by an Austrian firm, it is considered to be a ground-breaking and innovative solar panel with built-in sensors that allow it to automatically track the rays of sunlight and re-orient itself accordingly. This results in a much higher efficiency of up to 23 per cent, as well as 60 per cent self-utilisation as compared to traditional rooftop solar systems.

It also has a weather adapting mechanism in which a passive ventilation system has been integrated in the design to ensure optimum efficiency during high temperatures of the UAE. (GULF NEWS)