Solar power solutions are still not significant in worldwide scale and especially in urban areas, where problem with space is conjoint with high power consumption. There is a space though that our cities has in abundance – vertical surfaces.
Here are two concepts in solar energy that I have developed several years ago, so I do not know if there are already similar products available on the market or patented. If you are interested, there is an Executive sum for them and Business Plan documentation. Here they are coming as is – without business component.
Product A: Shutters
Modular window shutters as complete system providing solar energy gathering, storage, provisioning and multifunctional application such as built-in lighting, clock, alarm, remote control, sun light control and more.
The shutters built out of photovoltaic panels, are simultaneously rotated by built-in elecro-motor and managed by built-in microcontroller. To store the energy there are rechargeable batteries nested inside the frame. The product comes as out-of-box functional modules of standard sizes or can be adjusted to any need.
In automatic mode panels are rotating according to the optimal sun-directed angle during the day and in static (preprogrammed) mode during the night. Programming and management is done from any iOS/Android mobile device or (basic operations) from small special remote control.
Panel’s angle can be also manually rotated by remote control (still gathering energy, less efficiently though). Panels angle can be pre-programmed to follow some angle for given time period (e.g. at the morning) and used for example as morning alarm.