SolarGaps has unveiled new smart solar blinds that automatically track the sun throughout the day, adjusting themselves to the optimal angles for generating electricity. These can be installed on windows in your home, apartment, office, or just anywhere that gets plenty of sunshine. They can generate up to 100W-150W of renewable energy per 10-squre-feet of a window, which is enough to keep thirty LED light bulbs or three MacBooks running. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If installed on a south-facing wall, you can expect a maximum 10 hours per day of sun, and for a 10-square-foot panel ($385), you’ll generate 1.5Kwh per day on average, or 500 kWh per year. This means that it will technically take 4-6 years to gain back your investment if living in a region with bountiful sunshine.
The idea to combine solar panels and blinds struck me when I saw sunflowers in the field turning to face the sun. With my invention, I wanted to claim that everyone is responsible for saving our planet,” says Yevgen Erik, CEO of SolarGaps.