PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Professor Joseph Hui is such a fan of butterflies that two years ago he named his company Monarch Power after them. Their wings and flowers they visit became important steppingstones in the development of Lotus Mobile, the world’s first solar unit that tracks the sun, folds up at night and has beautiful "solar petals" just like the lotus flower that inspired it.
“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.
“We’re pleased to have exciting solar companies such as Monarch Power as members of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry,” says Glenn Hamer, CEO of the Arizona Chamber. “Arizona is the Solar State – and it’s more than just having the most sunshine in the world – it’s about solar innovation to keep the industry advancing.”
Monarch Power is honored to share more about Lotus Mobile at a special “Arizona Solar Innovation” event on March 27th, 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Arizona State Capitol, Wesley Bolin Memorial Park. Governor Brewer will kick off the press and public event to discuss how Arizona is staying ahead with solar. We welcome everyone interested in sustainability, energy, and Arizona’s future to attend this important event.
“At last solar goes versatile and personal,” says Professor Hui. “See you March 27th.”
Lotus Mobile by Monarch Power
Monarch Power is a global research, development, and product company based in Scottsdale, Arizona focused on meeting the renewable energy needs of the world and promoting green energy living. The company is inspired to invent, build, produce, market, and sell products at low cost for realizing our vision of a powered world for everyone, no matter where they are on the globe. Learn more at http://monarch-power.com/ and contact Professor Hui at (602) 773-1277.