Somfy Introduces Solar Powered Shades
Somfy Systems is a motorized window treatment company. It offers mechanical window shades that cover windows to block sunlight out of houses when it is hot and unblock them when the weather is cool. Such technology is nothing new. But Somfy Systems is now offering a solar-powered version.
By covering windows in the day, window shades can reduce cooling demand on air conditioners. Such simple energy efficiency measures go a long way in solving our greenhouse gas emissions and pollution problems.
The solar panels for these shades generate DC (direct current) power, which charges NiMH (Nickel Metal-Hydride) batteries, which then power the window shades