We design our patent-pending solar awning and shutter systems to provide functional solar power while also creating shade and window protection.

The product tracks the sun to maximize solar exposure and the customer can customize the amount of shade at any time through a smartphone app. This design creates a number of design jobs in the areas of:
Hardware,
Robotics,
IOT,
Home Automation
Smartphone app integration. (We will integrate with existing apps, such as Google Home, Apple Homekit and Wink.

Outside of design, there is a fair amount of work in compliance for building code purposes. There is no such thing as solar power shutters or awnings in the building code, so we had to more or less re invent the code with the permit office. It took three months of full time work to get our first approval, which is for Broward County. We expect this compliance workload to decrease for each added county as we can refer to precedence.

We hired Gray Robinson for the provisional patent appli...
We design our patent-pending solar awning and shutter systems to provide functional solar power while also creating shade and window protection.

The product tracks the sun to maximize solar exposure and the customer can customize the amount of shade at any time through a smartphone app. This design creates a number of design jobs in the areas of:
Hardware,
Robotics,
IOT,
Home Automation
Smartphone app integration. (We will integrate with existing apps, such as Google Home, Apple Homekit and Wink.

Outside of design, there is a fair amount of work in compliance for building code purposes. There is no such thing as solar power shutters or awnings in the building code, so we had to more or less re invent the code with the permit office. It took three months of full time work to get our first approval, which is for Broward County. We expect this compliance workload to decrease for each added county as we can refer to precedence.

We hired Gray Robinson for the provisional patent application in 2016 and we will are moving forward with the full application this year. As usual with patents, the whole process will likely take two years.

The hardware design is done in CAD-CAM (we use Autodesk Fusion 360) and then fine tuned/verified by a couple of different PE for compliance.

Software design will be outsourced until we are able to hire the correct programmer, or perhaps even a co-founder with the desired drive and skill set.
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Investors

2018 StarterStudio Seed Fund Accelerator
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Advisors

Chris Castro
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Chris Castro Second generation Cuban-American, eco-entrepreneur, clean energy advocate, and urban farmer working to solve problems through local action.
David Pankros
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David Pankros Developer, Attorney and Entrepreneur
Chris Castro
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Chris Castro
Alexander Rudloff
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Alexander Rudloff
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christopher mcclenic

Olof of Swedish Solar has been phenomenal! From providing specs of my awnings, assisting in the permit process and producing the products at a great price, the personnel at Swedish Solar have been great to work with! I would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to install solar energy to their home or business!