The solar panel Venetian blind design by Vincent Gerkens is a green technology that captures solar energy during the day and gives it back at night. Blight is entered into this years Greener Gadgets Design Competition and melds the old with the new. At the end of the month greenUPGRADER will be visiting the Greener Gadgets convention in NYC and we’re looking forward to seeing more.
The concept uses a flexible solar cell that fits over the surface of the venation blinds along with an electroluminescent neon foil to transmit the solar power back into light again. The surface of the blinds offers a large area for light capture, the ability to move so that following the sun or directing the luminescence is possible, and the design requires to external mounting power cords. This technology is more or less plug and play for any window space.
The solar energy captured by the flexible solar cells will be stored in the blinds upper housing (where the pull cord enters) and will be available for other uses such as computers or other electrical gadgets.
The Blight is a fully functional blind and light offering an array of lighting options by simply adjusting the Venetian blades up, down and by angling them. The technology could be fitted into exiting manufacturing methods and is completely appropriate for the home and business place.