A Ukrainian entrepreneur built vertical solar panels for balconies

Attspodina’s startup WeDoSolar provides vertical solar power panels that are made to be easily fixed on balconies with weatherproof straps by non-tech-savvy users, according to an initial report by TechCrunch.

Remarkably, the product could help Europeans reduce their CO2 footprint by 1,322 pounds (600 kg) and save 25 percent on power. It could also potentially offer relief to the current energy crisis in Europe, which has been aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as Europe has come to depend heavily on Russian energy sources over the years.

Smart solar panels for balcony

The vertical solar power set was created by German engineers. According to WeDoSolar’s website, the set is the world’s lightest balcony solar solution. The set consists of 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of eight panels that can be easily fastened to the balcony fence using weatherproof straps without the need for expert assistance. Then, if you ever move apartments, you could take the solar panels with you easily.

After connecting to a regular power outlet, the process of using solar energy to power all home appliances begins instantly. Moreover, it has a smart app that allows users to track the energy generated by their solar panels. The users can track the amount of CO2 saved in real-time via a virtual “power plant” as well.

Solar power for everyone

The idea came to Attspodina and her co-founder while they were exploring faster ways to cut CO2 emissions in order to ensure a clean future for the next generations.

“Solar energy is both free and readily available. Existing solar panel solutions are either intended for industrial use or are too heavy to install without the assistance of a qualified technical team. You also have to wait for the monthly bill to determine the effect,” Attspodina told TechCrunch.

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UK’s Top Entrepreneurs Call On Government To Prioritize Entrepreneurship Education

Over half of Britain’s young people have started or thought about starting a business. This is a trend that has more to do with what they see everyday on the likes of TikTok than what they learn in the classroom. After all, most young people are being taught nothing at all about the world of work – let alone the first thing the need for starting a business.

It’s not just young people who prize entrepreneurial skills: employers do too. To coincide with the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship report calling on the government to prioritize itwe coordinated a letter to back the findings, which hundreds of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs and educators have signed.

The APPG report was supported by finnCap. As Sam Smith, group CEO of finnCap, says: “I have worked with programs that teach entrepreneurship in schools. I’ve seen first hand how these programs open up opportunities for young people from backgrounds that are usually excluded from entrepreneurship. Embedding education into the mainstream education system will create a more equitable future for the UK’s young people.”

Alongside Sam Smith, the letter has been signed by many of the great and the good of UK entrepreneurship, including: Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, founder of Cobra Beer and CBI president; Dragon and retailer Theo Paphitis; Giles Andrews OBE, founder of Zopa; Sherry Coutu CBE, trustee of Founders4Schools; Emma Jones CBE, founder of Enterprise Nation; Rishi Khosla OBE, CEO and co-founder of OakNorth Bank; Rajeeb Dey MBE, founder & CEO of Learnerbly; Sean Ramsden MBE, founder and CEO of Ramsden International; Caroline Theobald CBE, managing director of Bridge Club; Dr Sarah Wood OBE, senior independent director of Tech Nation; Simon Woodroffe OBE, founder of YO! Company; Shalini Khemka CBE,

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