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AUTOMATE | Li-ion Solar Charger

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Use the sun to your advantage. Our Automateā„¢ Li-ion wirefree range motors paired with our solar panel, means you can harness natural energy to control your shades, completely wirefree. Our solar panels use an industry leading, low light harvesting technology, so you can use them in a wide range of locations and orientations to power your shades throughout the year. Efficiently keep spaces warm, or cool with this exciting upgrade to manual and other battery-operated shades. Using a solar energy source means you can run your wirefree shades sustainably for years to come. Good for the environment, good for your wallet, good for you.


  • Quiet Operation 

    Solar powered and battery operated, means your shades can function in the background, improving your environment without drawing unwanted attention.

  • Scalable
    For low light areas, multiple solar panels can be combined to work together to meet your growing energy needs.

  • Sustainable Solution

    Using the power of the sun, recharge the built-in lithium-ion battery by connecting our solar panel to maintain full battery health, sustainably. Finally, an option that’s good for the environment, reducing energy, saving on energy costs, and reducing waste, giving you peace of mind.

  • Set & Forget

    Our retrofit Automate™ Li-ion wirefree range motors paired with the convenient, solar panel charging capabilities, means the solar panel does the charging work for you. This battery powered, solar charging combination solution is the ultimate set and forget shade option.

  • Battery Operated 

    Our rechargeable Li-on battery powered range requires no electrical wiring, external battery pack, installation, or unsightly cords. 

  • Rechargeable Vs. Disposable

    Our solar panels constantly recharge your motors. Eliminates burning through disposable batteries, reduces unnecessary costs, and limits negative impact on the environment, avoiding toxic battery waste going straight to landfill.

  • Efficient Energy Source
    The efficient trickle of energy from the sun powers your shades for the lifetime of the motor. While some solutions use stronger motors than necessary requiring more power, Automate™ shades use the right size motors for each application that consume up to 90% less energy than AC motors.

  • Programmable
    Program your shades or use sensors to automatically manage the natural light, while minimising your reliance on artificial light and associated energy costs. Your shades can help with temperature control for another level of energy efficiency. 

  • Safer Option

    Take shades safety to a new level. Battery powered shade motors eliminates the need for shade cords or charging cords; a valuable safety focused upgrade on manual shades.

  • Dimensions

    Power Output 2.3±0.2W
    Max Average Voltage Output 12.3±0.1V
    Max Average Current 190±20mA
    Minimum Lux Value
    You really need to see solar powered Automate shades in action to appreciate the difference. The convenience of automated shades combined with the energy efficiency is the most exciting new development I’ve been part of in my 36 years in business.  Kevin Manning, Vice President of Sales, Budget Blinds Commercial Solutions