Somfy Systems has introduced the WireFree Solar Pack.
Somfy’s latest technology offering harnesses renewable solar energy to prolong battery life for all WireFree motorized window coverings. This patented energy-saving technology provides users with a convenient and cost-effective way to control motorized window coverings in the home or office.
In addition, the solar panel technology is ideal for hard-to-reach battery tubes, such as second story windows, where battery replacement can be challenging. Compatible with all WireFree motors, each WireFree Solar Pack kit includes a photovoltaic panel (PV), ‘Y’ harness connector, and Ni-MH rechargeable battery and battery tube.
Photovoltaics produce solar energy by converting solar radiation (sunlight) into direct electricity. In the case of the WireFree Solar Pack, the PV panel is mounted on the inside of the window opening and converts the sun’s light into electrical energy. The harnessed electrical energy is stored within a special rechargeable (Ni-MH) battery which powers any Somfy WireFree motorized window covering, resulting in a maintenance-free, environmentally friendly alternative to disposable lithium batteries.
“The use of renewable solar energy brings us to the forefront in advanced motorized window covering technology,” said Somfy North America applications manager, Brent Holup. “The WireFree Solar Pack will contribute to our environment while creating a positive experience for our customers.”