A: In the United States and Canada, most homes consume more electricity in a year than
can be produced by one Smartflower or the typical rooftop system. The same is certainly true for
most American and Canadian businesses. For most homes and businesses, which are already connected
to the grid, a solar system serves to reduce, not eliminate, the customer’s reliance on the grid.
For those customers who are focused on entirely meeting their electricity requirements from a
renewable source they control, the best approach is to use several Smartflowers or to pair
Smartflower with other renewable energy generators, like a wind turbine, geothermal energy, or even
rooftop or ground- mounted solar panels. One Smartflower may, however, provide more than enough
energy to power a cabin, cottage, or a tiny house.
One Smartflower may well also provide enough electricity to power a remote agricultural watering
station, a highway rest stop, an electric bike recharger, or a myriad other uses that do not have
heavy energy needs. For all these customers, their limited energy
requirements can be fully satisfied by the SmartFlower.