Professor has plans to help solar-power use blossom

Solar Flower on Car

The “solar flower” developed by ASU electrical engineer Joseph Hui could be used to power an electrical vehicle.

 

Solar Flower at SkySong

A larger version of the portable “solar flower” prototype developed by ASU professor Joseph Hui is installed at SkySong/The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.

Posted April 5, 2013

Joseph Hui ‘s mission is to help solar power go mobile. He’s developed a retractable “solar flower” that could power an electric vehicle or be easily transported for generating power almost anywhere. It’s one of several ideas – either in design or prototype stages – he has for advances in portable energy technology.

Hui is a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy engineering, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.

He has also established a company – based at ASU SkySong/The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center – to work on plans for production of portable solar-power devices and has set up a foundation to help make the technology affordable and available to people around the world.

His ventures recently attracted attention from a writer for a business news publication. Read the article about Hui’s ventures in the Phoenix Business Journal.

Joseph Wui portrait

ASU professor Joseph Hui. Photo: Jessica Slater/ASU

Media Contact:
Joe Kullman, joe.kullman@asu.edu
(480) 965-8122
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

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