Nature can inspire technological innovation. Take the example of Sunflower Solar Harvester! It is developed by a Swiss company which tracks the sun like sunflower and cools itself by pumping water through its veins like a plant. In the process, it produces heat, desalinated water, and refrigeration from the 12kW of energy it produces with just 10 hours of sunlight. The flower-like array of reflectors concentrate the sun's energy more than 2000 times onto the six panels which each hold 25 photovoltaic chips. Such innovation can largely benefit off-grid communities in different parts of the world which have ample sunlight in the day time.
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