When we think about how solar energy is utilised today, most often we have in mind households, solar farms, lighting application, RVs and boats. One of the most important aspects of the need for solar energy is autonomy. Let’s take a look at what solar energy can bring us today without being afraid of checking the account balance.
Solar Street Lights
Often in the remote areas there are lighting poles with damaged luminaries. There are regions with frequent power outages. Both mentioned cases have no stable street lighting. it is very simple to install a solar panel, or a solar module on the already existing pole. Introduce batteries and you now have fully autonomous solar streetlights.
Smaller solar kits are portable, cheap, easy to use and are a perfect tool for camping, hiking or any other outdoor activity. Possibility to charge your phone or any other electronic device wherever you are doesn’t cost much and it can mean a lot.
In the cities, all ticketing machines, card readers and similar electronic devices could have just a few solar panels and one battery and they would be fully autonomous.
Smart Solar Furniture
Solar benches for parks, universities and campuses can be found at affordable prices and enrich the environment with their urban design, electronic devices charging ports and Wi-Fi.
Solar bus shelter is another amazing option for smart cities, offering wi-fi, charging ports, maps of the city and more.
Security systems, such as alarms and cameras (CCTV) could be supplied by PV panels DC voltage and work through power outages. Solar energy is perfect as the back-up power option almost anywhere. Charging electrical vehicles via solar panels very quickly pays off the initial investment, especially in the warm areas.
People are presenting their own DIY solar systems online. Using only PV panels and self-made construction bars, people have transformed their homes, RVs, boats, garages, working shops and more. The knowledge and experiences are widespread over the internet, so in reality, anyone interested in building reliable, cheap back up power source for their needs can do it without too much trouble.
With little effort, and low cost, solar bollard lights for lawns and yards can be installed.
With the correct planning, any investment in solar energy is a budget friendly option over a certain period of time. With the equipment that is widely spread and available, energy from Solar Panels can be utilised in the most efficient way, storing the excess energy and maintaining the overall health of the system.