The “solar flower” developed by ASU electrical engineer Joseph Hui could be used to power an electrical vehicle.
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.
ASU professor Joseph Hui. Photo: Jessica Slater/ASU
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Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering