Solar cells are a form of biomimicry of plants in that they convert sunlight into energy. The plant world offers up a vast array of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles from which designers can create their cool, crazy and creatively mimicked solar powered concepts. Above is one that makes the link to its inspiration as apparent as possible. The Power Flower by Art Energy Design is a 12 foot sculpture that generates energy from both wind power from the petals and solar cells within the leaves. Check out some of the other amazing solar power creations inspired by their flora counterparts.
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