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In buildings where owners don't allow roof installation of solar panels for individual use, apartment dwellers haven't had easy options for generating power. We Do Solar now offers a solution: modular solar panels designed for balconies.
The Berlin-based startup's kits consist of 8 photovoltaic panels that can be placed horizontally or vertically to fit the available space. Each panel weighs just 1 kg and is fastened to balcony railings with weatherproof straps for installation that's entirely DIY. Users just plug the set into a standard power socket to start generating energy.
We Do Solar claims users can reduce their electricity bills by up to 25% and reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 600 kg per year. All of which can be tracked in real-time via We Do Solar's app. The complete balcony set is available for preorder now and is priced at EUR 1,299 (USD 1,325), which includes insurance and a 25-year warranty. Through a carbon credit scheme, electric vehicle owners in Germany can even order a kit free of charge.
Whether it's to actively reduce their carbon footprint, lower their electricity bill or become more self-sufficient, people are increasingly seeking ways to generate power instead of just consuming it. Innovative, small-scale solutions like We Do Solar's balcony solar panels enable everyone to be part of the energy transition.
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