Solar Sensing Blinds
AuthorBaglione, Alexander Jr.
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Indoor heating and cooling costs are a major expenditure globally and windows provide one of the most significant sources of inefficiency in the average building. Blinding Sun Systems set out to counteract this growing problem by researching, designing, and prototyping a device that could be used to retrofit existing window blinds and automate them as to optimize the amount of solar radiation being allowed to pass through at any time. Blinding Sun Systems analyzed the smart home market in order to predict the feasibility of introducing such a product, theorized design concepts, created CAD modeling of those concepts, conducted engineering analyses to determine if the product would function as designed, designed experiments to test the effectiveness of the product, and synthesized all of these elements together to present a prototype model of their solar sensing blinds product.