Tired of wasting the biggest amount of your money mostly on the bills of electricity? That is one of the most expensive thing that we use, but what else can we do when we need it?
They say that we can’t live without water, when it comes in case of electricity it is almost the same. We can replace it for a short period of time. Did you ever think that what will happen if we run out of it like forever? Have you ever imagined what the world would look like?
Yes, it is weird and scary. Even though, we will continue to use the electricity, we must find some alternative solution of using it at least less often. There is one source of energy that is the most powerful and we must use it because it is economic, ecologic, it is the sun.
The sun is the most plentiful source of energy we have. It’s about 4.6 billion years old, with another 5 billion years of hydrogen fuel to burn in its lifetime. It’s quite clear that how important the ultimate source of energy sun is.
Though we don’t receive sun light as an energy directly, plant and trees are the most important factor that converts sunlight into energy through photosynthesis process, And the way we are destroying the forestland and trees for the sake of development, soon there will be scarcity of resources.
In this case solar plants can be the best alternative to convert energy. All the solar technology can be helpful to make this world a better place.
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What is solar energy
Solar energy is the energy that we get form the sun. This energy is the form of solar radiation which is the process of renewable energy. Which makes possible the production of solar electricity.
Through this process electricity can be produce directly form photovoltaic, PV cells. Solar photovoltaic (PV) devices, or solar cells, change sunlight directly into electricity. Solar energy mainly produced during sunny hot day and most importantly it has no emission.
How do solar energy works
Spending a lower amount of money every month for paying the bills, doing a good, ecological thing for our environment and planet.
So how do we turn sunlight into something we can use, and how can we rely on it, when it is only available during the day? The two main technologies are solar photovoltaic (solar panels) and solar thermal.
The solar photovoltaic or PV is a way to convert the sunlight into electricity. When light photons heat a PV panel, they excite electrons free, using the PV cell technology, which gives us electricity.
These solar panels are often installed on the rooftops, integrated in the buildings or vehicle designs or attached to power plants in very large numbers.
We are working on low – cost panels that are environmentally friendly, to produce thin and even flexible, so we can generate electricity form the sun in all kinds of places we couldn’t before. The other technology, solar thermal turn sunlight into heat. At low temperatures, we can heat water or air from residential and commercial buildings.
But when we concentrate sunlight, we can get much higher temperatures, turning water into steam to spin turbines, which gives us electricity.
The Benefits of Switching to Solar Energy
The benefit of solar energy is beyond explanation. Few basic benefits of solar energy is given bellow:
- Renewable energy
- Diverse application
- Reduce electric bills
- Low maintenance cost
- Technological development
Solar Chargers And Its Use
In general, a solar charger converts solar energy into electricity through electrochemical process. The embedded solar panel gathers and stores energy to the solar chargers internal battery.
The stored energy can be then used to charge different 5V DC, USB compatible devices, when necessary.
The converting of the energy can be done only with photovoltaic process. During that process, a sunlight energy from the solar module on the solar bag is transformed into energy, when exposed to the sun.
Even though the solar energy is best harvested when the sun is shining, still you can harvest the solar energy even if the weather conditions are not the best. So, if there are some shadows or clouds, you will still harvest the solar energy, but not at its fullest.
There is a special battery that is designed and used only for solar purposes. This kind of battery stores all of the sunlight that is previously gathered and then generated as electricity in the special designed bag or next to the solar kit. This helps keeping the energy before you use it to charge your battery that needs only electricity.
So it is very important storing the gathered and transformed solar energy in this special designed battery for this purposes. This battery is essential because it can filter the weather changing conditions from the solar panel, so you will never be left without enough energy for your battery charger.
They are specially designed and they make sure that your device will get whole of the energy that it needs for their batteries. This kind of battery chargers can be used for many devices that exist. Of course, the first and most common usage of the solar charger is for phones, smartphones, tablets, etc.
So, using it is as easy as water first you just need to get your solar bags or solar kits and let them harvest the needed energy, then take your phone, smartphone or tablet and plug it in. the third step is to wait for your battery to be charged by this solar charger.
Most of the chargers have an USB, so that is where you do the connection between the charger and the other device. So, you just take the USB plug, place it in the charger and then the other side is where you have to place and plug in the device that needs to be charged.
After you are done doing that, the next step will be manage the options and alternatives of charging. You will be asked if you would like to still use your device while it is in the process of charging, would you let it just charge (which would be a faster process), would you like the solar bags or kits to continue with gathering the solar energy while your device is charging, or just charging the device with no other functions.
If you have the opportunity, you should get yourself a more powerful charger and a solar bags or kits with bigger capacity and you will be able to charge some devices that needs more energy than a phone, smartphone or a tablet. Having a better equipment is better because then you can even charge your laptop.
If you have a MacBook and still interested of using the better equipment, you will have to purchase the special cable for these kind of devices, because it is different from the others.
Also, this solar charger can be used for charging the battery of your camera, because we all know how fast this battery can die and you will not be able to capture your art and enjoy in doing your photography.