Used to be, motorized shades were pretty much always battery operated. Not any more. Today you have several options that are more economical and more reliable. Oh, and you can stick with batteries, but now they can be rechargeable or solar powered.
Here’s a video that goes through the options:
Have you ever wondered how those cool motorized shades are powered and what your options are? Well 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings San Diego is a Platinum Somfy Dealer that can answer those questions.
On a budget… and know a little about electronics?
Here’s a video that shows you how to make the mechanism to raise and lower the blinds for under $10. Its made with a simple electric screwdriver and DPDT switches (he changed the voltage from 6v to 9v for added speed).
It’s a bit piecemeal, for sure (and noisy), but it seems to work. It’s one way to get motorized shades on a shoestring budget.