Solar Lighting Advice

June 12, 2017
Solar Powered Garden Lights

Solar Powered Garden Lights – A Great Landscaping Option

If you ever thought about garden lights your yard at night, I’m sure you have heard of solar powered garden lights. They can be the perfect solution for many of your landscape solar lighting needs. Since the majority of them don’t use wiring,  you won’t have to hassle with tearing up your landscaping. And there are a variety of styles to suit your design needs. If you tried older solar landscape lights and were perhaps disappointed, you will be surprised at the light output, styles, and features of new solar garden lights. The old dim bulbs have been replaced with high-tech bright LEDs (light-emitting diodes), fluorescent, and halogen bulbs. Solar lights are a great means of lighting up and accentuating the features of your home […]
June 12, 2017
Solar Powered Landscape Lighting

Solar Powered Landscape Lighting – What Are The Options

Solar powered landscape lighting is now a very practical and dependable lighting option for your outdoor needs. Utilizing  solar powered outdoor lights, solar panels and rechargeable solar batteries, the result is a lighting device that burns bright, long, inexpensively, and safely. How it works: Solar powered landscape lighting can be placed almost anywhere. The one caveat is that you must place the lights in as much direct sunlight as possible. This will allow the solar panel to charge fully during the daytime and power the lights for the entire night. This is very important if you intend to have your lights stay on for the entire night. Some solar powered lighting systems are entirely self-contained units, while others use a separate solar panel to power […]
May 16, 2017
Solar Power Batteries and Controller

Solar Power Systems

Solar Power Systems – How Do They Work? Solar power systems used tο provide electricity consist primarily οf two components; photovoltaic panels аnd a battery storage system. Thе photovoltaic (PV) panels generate electricity, while the battery storage system stores аny excess fοr later, еіthеr night-time οr overcast days; when there isn’t enough sunlight tο supply уουr electrical needs. Batteries Tһе battery storage system іѕ usually a large grid οf batteries, stored іn a well ventilated οr vented, safe location, i.e. basement οr specially constructed room. Though batteries аrе optional, іf уοu intend tο bе truly “οff-tһе-grid” electricity storage іѕ required, аnԁ batteries аrе аƖmοѕt always tһе anѕwеr. Thеrе аrе two variants οf batteries used in mοѕt systems; nickel cadmium аnԁ lead acid. Lead acid batteries […]
May 16, 2017

A Brief History of Solar Power

Solar power is a story that stretches back over centuries. This is often surprising to people who think this is purely a phenomenon that has arisen over the last 50 years or so. In fact generating power from the sun’s rays had come to the attention of scientists many years before. Early Beginnings Mouchout in France created a solar engine in 1860. It was a modest start and worked with solar energy being reflected on to an iron vessel containing water. The effect was multiplied by having a number of reflectors around the vessel. When the water heated it produced steam and the steam pressure then operated a rudimentary steam turbine. This invention was simply the culmination of the realization by many people that the […]