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SolarGaps Uses Solar-Powered Window Blinds To Generate Electricity

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We’re continuing to find unique ways to pick up solar power and convert it into useful energy. Most people are looking at long and flat objects like panels on rooftops and sidewalks that could absorb sunlight effectively. A company has taken that idea and added it to something many of us wouldn’t have imagined -- window blinds.

SolarGaps has developed their self-titled smart blinds and are hoping they will be crowdfunded on Kickstarter. It gives people that aren’t able to install solar panels an option to still fuel their homes with energy from the sun. According to the company’s crowdfunding page, a set of their blinds can shave off “up to 70%” of electric bills.