Today we’re going to take a look at the innovations in solar technology in recent years and how it has changed the world around us, and check out some of the novel uses for solar technology.meaning they need very little current to operate and they have a very long lifetime making them ideal to be twinned with daytime solar charging and allowing them to become standalone electric devices that don’t need to be connected to the electricity grid.
The first and most relevant one to those of us who want to reduce our electricity bills is the use of solar power to generate residential electricity Solarlight. The number of homes generating solar power that are connected to the electricity grid is growing year on year, and great subsidy programs in countries who appreciate the value of solar energy and how important it is for our future are helping it to catch up with fossil fuel based systems.
Newer buildings are being constructed with photovoltaic panels integrated into them, sometimes with solar cells actually being used as roof tiles! This solves a lot of the problems people have with the aesthetics of solar panels.
The fact that solar power can be used for off grid systems means that areas which were previously inconvenient to inhabit due to their distance from electrical power grids are now an option for holiday homes, farms, etc. Solar power can be used in such remote areas to power water pumps to get a fresh water supply to them from wells or other sources as well.
In standalone devices, solar power has proved an invaluable innovation. Chances are if you drive on the highways, you’ve seen that the emergency phones that line the hard shoulder have solar panels on top of them these days. This completely eradicates the need for an electricity supply to them saving millions of miles of cabling and the work associated with it. The same is true of modern parking meters, road signs, and so on. Solar street lighting is also gaining prominence. LED driven street lights have an extremely high efficiency.