Although photovoltaic technology is still far from becoming mainstream, it is being developed at lightning speed. Even now solar panels do incredible things, and who knows, maybe in a couple of years, they will become commonplace. In this article, we’ll share 4 unusual uses of solar power.
Solar energy is slowly, but steadily making its way on our cars to power ventilation, climate control systems, and more. Toyota was one of the first large car manufacturers to put a solar panel on a car roof to charge the car’s auxiliary battery, which powered climate control and the built-in navigator. Today, Toyota is testing an all-solar car roof for its new Prius, which can generate up to 860 watts and charge the hybrid car on the go. The model isn’t commercially produced right now but the active testing of the technology definitely signifies its potential.
Many developing countries struggle with creating infrastructure for reliable electricity supply, and this is where solar power comes to the rescue. The technology is used in vaccine refrigerators, so healthcare workers can deliver life-saving vaccines in remote, off-the-grid regions.
Wearable solar charges are already a thing, and campers and backpackers alike couldn’t be happier. Solar vests and backpacks are capable of charging a cell phone, a music player, a tablet, and more gadgets that are okay with a low-voltage flow of power. While fans of the outdoors will probably appreciate the technology the most, there is a huge potential for the technology to be used in developing regions and in wearable gadgets.
If your outdoor plants need more care than rain and sun, consider a solar fountain. A sun-powered water pump allows your plants to be watered without yards of power cords or a nearby outlet.
In 2021, we simply cannot afford to waste any resources. Be it water or energy, wasting these resources ends up being much more expensive in the long run for our planet. However, as we are getting more eco-conscious, adopting a greener lifestyle becomes easier and more affordable every year. In fact, by upgrading your home...
If you want to give your home a fresh new look, you’re probably wondering how to do that without spending a fortune. You’d be happy to know that you already have a lot of materials you can use! If you’d like to upcycle things you no longer use into beautiful home decor, read this guide...