(Image credit: Solar Gaps)
A new invention – solar-powered blinds – is throwing shade at the thought of going with curtains.
SolarGaps is the world’s first solar-powered blinds to automatically track the sun and generate electricity from its energy, all while keeping your home or office cool.
The “smart blinds” are said to reduce home energy bills by up to 30 percent and generate 100W per hour, enough to charge a smartphone, laptop or to power a TV during sunny hours.
And that’s not the only reason to drop the curtain on the use of shades.
SolarGaps come with an app that allows users to receive reports on the energy savings from the blinds and to control their positioning from anywhere in the world.
Truth be told, we still love curtains. But in order to shine sunlight on energy-saving ideas, one must not have their blinders on.