Solar Blinds for Your Home

  • Solar technology is ever improving in terms of the many applications that are now available.
  • A company in the US, SolarGaps, has introduced the world’s first solar blinds for the home.
  • They perform a dual function, the traditional function of keeping out the heat but also provide a source of energy to power your home.

The solar blind is perfect for houses that do not have a suitable roof for solar power or for a homeowner to complement their rooftop solar system with an internal solar blinds system. The smart solar blinds automatically track the sun throughout the day, adjusting the position to the optimal angles to generate solar electricity.

The systems are a plug n’ play design. The interior wall brackets are designed as a non-permanent, plug & play solution with additional installation options for homeowners to maximize energy production. The systems can work with your existing rooftop solar system plus battery bank or be specifically dedicated to power or charge items like a TV, phone or laptop.

So here’s the kicker, the systems offer multiple home management software integrations and can provide real-time performance reporting plus control via your smartphone.

The product is not available in South Africa at the moment but judging by its capability, it will soon become available.

Contact Solargaps for more information

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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  1. I’m very interested in vertical solar panel blinds. I reside in Amanzimtoti, Durban in an apartment block on the 14th floor. The lounge and bedroom windows face east hence hours of direct sunlight.

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