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SolarGaps' smart blinds aim to reduce electricity bills

A Californian company have created the world's first solar smart blinds, which they say could reduce a household electricity bill by 70%.

SolarGaps have unveiled their energy-generating blinds, which allows the user to power their electrical devices with the solar energy collected from the blinds.

Writing about the product on their website, they shared: "SolarGaps are smart blinds that automatically track the sun and generate electricity from its energy. Simply plug in SolarGaps and solar energy starts to power all devices in your home.

"It can even store power in your home battery storage solution so you can use it as an emergency power supply. With SolarGaps, you produce your own electricity to save on your electricity bills. With our smartphone app, you can monitor and control SolarGaps from anywhere in the world."

Each of the blinds have little solar collecting panels on and if a lot of power is collected, there is a chance of selling it back to the energy company.

They added: "SolarGaps provide three functions simultaneously; they provide shade for your home or office, they can be used to protect your window during storms [and] they provide you with solar energy to power your appliances ...

"SolarGaps are efficient enough to generate up to 100 Watt for every square meter when mounted outside, and up to 50 Watt per square meter when mounted inside ...

"Excess electricity can be stored and even sent back through the grid, allowing you to sell energy back to your power company. You'll be able to run appliances directly without the need for additional batteries."

The smart blinds can be used in businesses, offices or at home and can be remotely controlled from the app.

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