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Smart Solar-Powered Window Coverings

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Feb 13, 2015 6:39:29 PM

New products combine established technology in a new way-using solar power to control our window coverings.

Somfy's unique products include a variety of motorized window coverings systems to control rolling shutters and screens to curtains, all of which can be programmed to open and close automatically.

Home Motion by Somfy

There are even control apps to use on smartphones and tablets. “Block the sun, create privacy or experience warm and welcoming natural light…effortlessly,” the company says.

But there is more:

solar powered shades

Somfy’s WireFree™ solar pack harnesses renewable solar energy to power WireFree™ motorized window coverings. The solar pack offers a green alternative to powering WireFree™ motorized window coverings by reducing the replacement and disposal of standard batteries. This solar-powered solution offers the following benefits:

  • Improved long life rechargeable NiMH type batteries provide enhanced performance and reduce maintenance

  • Patented energy saving technology uses sunlight to power the motorized window covering(s)

  • Convenient and cost-effective - reduces battery replacement and preserves environment

  • Easy installation doesn't require the use of an electrician and minimizes installation time and cost

  • Discreet low profile solar panel is easy to conceal and doesn't affect the design aesthetics

  • Compatible with all new and existing Somfy powered WireFree™ window coverings, which offers an easy retrofit solution.

    Learn more about Somfy by clicking here.

Here is a YouTube DIY Somfy WireFree Solar Pack installation video.


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