By Nnamdi Odumody
SolarGaps is the world’s first smart solar blinds. It allows most households and commercial buildings to utilize their window areas for green energy generation, and reduces electricity bill and C02 emissions. As a smart product, SolarGaps blinds automatically adjust the angle for the most effective solar power generation and better shading performance. The blinds maintain the desired room temperature, control light, adjust to customer daily habits and changing weather conditions even as they integrate with various smart home and commercial building management systems.
The blind allows the utilization of windows for effective green energy generation thereby allowing users save up to 70 percent in electricity bills, decreasing average household yearly C02 emission by up to 10,000kg.
It allows any household or business to easily generate Solar PV electricity for further storage or sale up to 135w per m2 during sunny hours while the average household consumption during this period is 300W. Only 2.2 m2 of windows equipped with Solar Gaps will generate enough energy to cover energy demand. Solar Gaps tracks the sun using Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) which allows it to adjust its angle to the sun autonomously by calculating the maximum efficiency levels being produced.
SolarGaps blinds have plug and play design and are easy to install and operate, offering a storm mode protecting the window from poor weather conditions and are built to suit all climatic conditions operating in the wide range of temperatures between -40 and +80 degrees Celsius. They automatically close when occupants leave the building for higher savings and energy generation and provide more shade when the room reaches the desired temperature, preventing up to 90 percent of the sun’s heat from entering the building.
We engineered SolarGaps with features designed for renters, homeowners and small businesses to affordably reduce energy usage, create renewable energy and transition to energy independence:
DIY PLUG & PLAY – With apartment renters in mind, the interior wall brackets are designed as a non-permanent, plug & play solution with additional installation options for homeowners to maximize energy production.
ENERGY GENERATING – Built-in solar panels can generate up to 100W-150W of renewable energy per 10 sq. ft. (? 1 m2) of a window, enough to power 30 LED light bulbs or three MacBooks.
ENERGY REDUCING – In addition to generating solar energy, the window blinds also save energy by shading your home interior and reducing air condition cost by up to 80%.
AFFORDABLE – Energy surplus can either be stored in the battery or can easily be sold to your electricity company as green energy through a two-way meter they provide.
SMART FEATURES – Easily integrate with smart devices like Google Home, Echo, Nest Thermostat and more to control by voice, temperature and/or smartphone app
SolarGaps has the latest advanced smart shading features inbuilt and can easily be integrated directly with the most popular smart home systems like Amazon’s Alexa, etc.