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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