Solar Flora

Nectar Product Development

Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Consumer, User Experience (UX/UI), Electrical Engineering, Firmware & Software, Nectar Labs

Background and Challenges

Nectar Product Development embraces the concept of sustainable design – both for the benefit of its clients and as a vital part of its company mission. When Nectar was given the opportunity to design an artistic structure as a permanent installation outside the Long Beach Convention Center, the firm created the revolutionary SolarFlora power-generating sculpture.

Artistic Yet Practical

SolarFlora posed significant challenges that tested both Nectar’s artistry and engineering acumen. Like all fine works of art, the sculpture had to be visually appealing, so passersby would notice it and want to look at it. The structure also had to utilize solar panels to generate renewable power, and Nectar had to position the panels in a manner that didn’t detract from the beauty of the artwork, as well as integrate lighting, seating, and power access.

Artistic Yet Practical