How much do you know about James Cameron? You might know him as the director of great movies like "Terminator," "Avatar," "Titanic," "Aliens" and many more films. But he's also on the cutting edge of science and technology. What you might not know is that Cameron uses solar panels on his movie sets and also uses them at his home in California.
But using solar panels isn't always easy. They are big and heavy and generally stay in one place. Because solar panels are stationary, they might not be generating the optimal amount of energy. What if solar panels could move with the sun and what if they weren't so ugly and bland looking?
Meet the Sun Flower. Designed by Cameron himself, the Sun Flowers have been added to the Malibu Campus of the MUSE school, a non-profit school focused on environmental learning. The flowers stand 33 feet tall, have 14 petals and are all welded together in one sleek design that looks more like art than solar panels.
The Sun Flowers are currently generating anywhere from 75% to 90% of the school's power, but according to Gizmodo, Cameron aims to make that 100% this summer. This can easily be achieved since the flower rotates with the sun to collect as much energy as possible.
Even better, because the flowers stand 33 feet tall and are located in the desert, they provide nice shade for those below, too.
Watch the time-lapse video below to see the Sun Flowers in action and let me know what you think about them by posting in the comments below.