DIY energy: UK solar inventions could reduce bills
Two new solar products from British companies could cut bills for those who cannot put panels on their roof.
Solivus's solar sculpture and Filia's solar blinds could provide households an estimated 10-30% of their electricity.
The products use a new flexible thin solar film claimed to be more effective when partially shaded or in low light than traditional silicon panels. Interest in home solar has grown as energy prices have risen by over 50%.
Eight years in the making, the barrel-shaped Solivus Arc, the first household product from the Kent-based start-up, can be set up to directly charge an electric car or help power a home.
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