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Hurricanes, Super storms and mother nature

Take a  world map and some high lighters and go to town marking all the areas with the potential for some really nasty weather and you end up with a very colorful map - like a 6 year old had a fun time with it.  Now consider that these colorful areas are in for a world of hurt as climate change gets worse and lets not forget the fact that solar energy has poor penetration in many of these areas precisely  because of the harshness of the weather and the fragility of classic solar installations.   Then the light bulb goes off.  It becomes fairly obvious that if we're to extricate ourselves from this mess called anthropogenic climate change, we're going to need renewable energy that can survive in places where you traditionally don't find it: on that colored line that goes right through your house.



A casual accounting of the news is proof of the increasing frequency of man-made and weather related disasters.  One of the hard questions in such circumstances is; How to get life saving power to hospitals, senior centers and the vulnerable/disadvantaged when they're surrounded by water, destruction and maybe even a war zone?  If it is weather related there is more than a good chance the generators are underwater or perhaps they've long since run out of fuel and are unable to get more because of downed power lines and trees. Man made disasters on the other hand don't necessarily happen near the grid or have any infrastructure at all.  But a rugged, compact solar renewable energy tree, airlifted to the top of the building, neighborhood or refugee camp could supply emergency power and help save lives.


Ugly Duckling


2.05 Kw SMALL sized off-grid tree sufficient for a modest house, vacation home or cabin.

Introducing the intelligent and shapeshifting solar robot that generates clean solar energy in some of the harshest environments on the planet.   

The solar robot takes inspiration from nature.  Some oaks readily lose their leaves in high winds to reduce the wind load to avoid destruction.  Our solar robot takes a similar approach by furling its arms and lowering its mast to reduce wind load – a form factor change we call shapeshifting.  Because the solar robot is able to monitor the weather, it can proactively and autonomously shapeshift to a small and compact form factor to ‘hunker down’ when harsh weather is imminent.   After the danger has passed, it re-opens to continue generating clean renewable energy.  The ability to shapeshift also facilitates transport and set-up greatly reducing transportation and on-site labor costs.

The solar robot was also designed to be aesthetically configurable and contest the notion that solar is ugly.   User managed facades can customize the look to suit the user’s tastes or functional requirements.

Patent pending, made in the USA.

  • The solar robot is a ruggedized, shapeshifting, autonomous solar power system for your home, business or community.

  • Available in different sizes to power your life, your car or whatever the future may bring.

  • It is aesthetically configurable.  It accepts facades to change its appearance to blend into its surroundings, environment, architecture or to send a message or advertisement.

  • It is environmentally aware and able to change its form factor (shapeshifting) in the face of dangerous conditions to aid in its self-preservation.  Like an umbrella, it can be closed to survive dangerous weather and then open when the danger has passed.  The ability to configure into a small form factor facilitates economical shipping.

  • The solar robot arrives complete and ready to install.

  • Equipment agnosticism means we work with most panels and equipment.

  • Circular economy design and right to repair principles were major influences during development.

  • Easy to use

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