Smart blinds generate electricity using solar energy

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

SolarGaps is crowdfunding on Kickstarter for its eponymous smart blinds, which automatically move with the sun and generate electricity from its energy. After plugging in the SolarGaps blinds, solar energy starts to power all devices in the user’s home, and it can even store power to use as an emergency power supply. Users can monitor and control their SolarGaps blinds from anywhere in the world using its linked smartphone app, and excess electricity can be sent back through the grid so users can sell energy back to their power company. SolarGaps generate up to 100 watts of energy per hour…

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