If the Windows of your apartment or house face the sun and on hot days you have to restrict access to the Sun’s rays by using curtains and other means, it is necessary to wonder: and whether you do? Maybe it is time to benefit from so many great locations? Startup SolarGaps offers to install smart window-blinds of the same name, which are able to generate electricity due to solar panels on the fins.
The slats are automatically rotated over the Sun, and if the premises includes a person, device using motion sensors recognize it and opens a window allowing light to illuminate the room space is a great feature if you consider that most people during the day on weekdays there are no houses. To configure the device developer has cleverly created a mobile app.
Efficiency blinds SolarGaps up to 150 WH/m2 of window exterior shutters and up to 100 W·h/m2 for internal. For example, blinds SolarGaps in an apartment with Windows facing South can produce up to 600 kWh per hour or about 4 kilowatts per day, and is 100 kWh per month. To use the acquired energy is sufficient to enable the control unit to the electrical outlet. The excess can be stored in batteries. You can also directly to power, for example, inverter air conditioner or other household appliance.
Smart blinds SolarGaps are available in several sizes. Price of the smallest version (up to 91×91 cm) is $390, the option for large Windows (213×91 cm) costs $1125. There are other dimensions.