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SOMA Smart Home Smart Shades with Solar Panel

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 Turn your regular window shades into Smart Shades



SOMA Smart Home Smart Shades is your window shade operating system. It's effortless to set up and operates via your smartphone. You can adjust and set daily routines for different rooms from the mobile application.

Powered by the sun and easy to install

SOMA Smart Home Smart Shades is a small device that can make any roller-style shades a whole lot smarter.

It is powered by beautiful crystalline solar panels, so you don’t have to worry about charging the batteries.


Easy to install & Simple to use

Smart Shades is wireless and easy to use – simply attach the device to your shades, download the app and you’re ready to go.

Wake up with the sun

Move your blinds up and down, whenever you like, or create automated patterns and schedules for each room


Control multiple windows from one mobile app


Set daily or weekly schedules to automate each room


Solar powered with built-in lithium battery


Easy to install and retrofits to your current shades


Save money on your heating and cooling bills


Control your home from your pocket

Slide your virtual windows on the app's screen and watch your curtains come to life. You can group each room in your home and control them separately.




Powered by the sun

Smart Shades is powered by a beautiful crystalline solar panel, so you don’t have to worry about charging its batteries.

The Energy-Saving mode uses the Smart Shades light sensor to measure sun activity, raising the blinds when the sun comes up.


Battery power makes it easy – Most PowerView motorized window treatments are battery-powered, so they’re incredibly easy to install, operate and maintain.

Technical Details

  • Technology: Bluetooth Smart
  • Compatible devices: Android devices running Android 4.3 or newer, iPhone and iPad devices iOS8 or newer
  • Battery: 1400mah – usable for 50 cycles without sun
  • Operation range: 40m
  • Installation: Double-sided tape or screws (Tape is included)
  • Maximum size of curtains Smart Shades can move: curtains up to 2 meters (7 feet) in width and 2 meters (7 feet) in height
  • Power: Solar powered with built-in lithium battery

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Why these devices are not compatible with z-wave controllers such as Smartthings or Vera? Will there be a support for these controllers in the future?
Tuncay S. 15 Aug 2016
BEST ANSWER: No unfortunately these are Bluetooth LE only, so require your iOS or Android device to be in local proximity. That said, if you don't mind a bit of coding, there's a Python script over at - this can be run on something small like a Raspberry Pi with a Bluetooth LE dongle. I added a pull request to this a while ago to add the ability to control it over a small web server - If you already have a Home Automation controller such as Vera or Fibaro it then becomes quite simple to integrate it into a Scene just by calling the appropriate URL over HTTP. Hope that helps!
I have purchased 8 of this item and find them to be fantastic when run from the app. However, none of them appear to operate via the Smart Touch interface on the units. How do I get this feature to work ?
4 Aug 2016
BEST ANSWER: For support and help with products purchased from Vesternet it's best to raise a Technical Support request using one of the following methods: 1) Click on the "Support" link at the top of any page of the Vesternet web site 2) Complete the form at 3) Email One of our Technical Support team members will be glad to assist you further!
Can you tell me how big is the solar unit (sizes) and how long is the cable from the solar unit to the device itself?
Arek Z. 20 Jul 2016
BEST ANSWER: Solar panel is 250mm x 60mm and cable is 1800mm. Hope that helps!
Will you be selling the version which is USB charged rather than Solar?
Simon 22 Jun 2016
BEST ANSWER: The USB version is now available for sale -
I have a John Lewis blind that uses a chain with link breaks used as safety mechanism to stop children from being strangled. Will these links run through the SOMA control unit?
Kerwin S. 21 Jun 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, No unfortunately I don't believe that they will as the device uses a "gear cog" to pull the chain so the link break will likely get jammed. You might be able to position the link break in such a way that it doesn't need to pass through the gear cog though, it depends how much the chain needs to be pulled up / down to open and close the blind. That said, with the SOMA device installed you may find that you no longer need the link breaks as the device pulls the chain tight so that both sides of the chain are about 2cm apart. Obviously it's your decision but I personally don't see how any accidents could happen when this device is installed as there's very little slack in the chain. Hope that helps, Martyn
Does this work with corded curtains? What kg force can it generate?
Nimesh L. 15 Jun 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, We've not tested it with curtains ourselves, but according to the SOMA FAQ at it can be used with curtains up to 2m x 2m in size. That said, I would imagine that the amount of force required to open and close curtains is going to significantly depend on how much they weigh and what sort of operating mechanism is already in place. Hope that helps! Martyn
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