SolarGaps solar blinds appear normal at first glance, but these smart blinds are designed to track the sun, and can be controlled with an app, slashing energy bills up 70 percent. They may not be as large as the solar panels found on roofs, but these blinds are extremely efficient, capable of generating 100 watts of power per 10 square feet of a window; enough power for three MacBooks or 30 LED light bulbs. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“The company also says the installation process is simple enough for homeowners to do themselves using SolarGaps’ instructions – and after the blinds are plugged in, the renewable energy they generate begins to power home devices. Their app allows users to change the angle of the blinds, lower or raise them, or check out how much energy they are generating,” reports Inhabitat.