Monarch Solar Vehicle Van: At last solar goes versatile and personal
It tracks the sun, folds up at night and has beautiful “solar petals” just like the lotus flower that inspired it. Lotus Mobile is the world’s first mobile solar ‘Flower Power’.
“Nature is a continual source of inspiration for innovation,” says Joseph Hui, Founder/CEO of Monarch Power and inventor of Lotus Mobile. Professor Hui’s hobby of following the monarch butterfly led him to the mountains of Mexico. That led to designing the Monarch Solar Vehicle Van with “butterfly wings,” to driving around Scottsdale in a “monarch orange” Tesla Roadster, and to inventing energy-saving appliances inspired by the beauty of flowers and insects.
“My passion is to invent products that help people all over the world live a more comfortable and sustainable life. Lotus Mobile was inspired by the lotus flower to transform solar energy from heavy, strapped down panels to become light, personal and portable. For African Maasai villages, Tibetan highlands, Arabian deserts, Native American homes – and a home in your neighborhood – Lotus Mobile is a revolutionary solar unit that allows you to ‘take it with you.’”
Lotus Mobile follows the sun on two axes, giving 30% more power than rooftop solar panels. It’s also less expensive because of significantly less structural support, since 70% of the traditional panel system cost is related to architectural placement.