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Uses of Solar Energy in Daily Life

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Believe it or not, there are many ways that you can use solar energy in your daily life without changing any major part of your house. Everyone always thinks that, in order to use this amazing renewable energy, you have to install rooftop panels or get a solar energy heater that can heat up your whole house. While we highly recommend people to, at the very least, do the research of solar energy and take that leap into buying rooftop solar panels, we also understand that many people just don’t have the time or money to invest in them. And that’s okay.

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But if you’re looking to go and use more solar energy, we have some recommendations for you. As you probably know, solar energy is a clean, green, and efficient way to bring energy into your daily life. Also, it’s renewable energy, meaning it will never run out! There are simple, small ways to bring solar energy into your life, and that’s what we’re going to talk about below. Remember that everything we do to cut down on using non-renewable energy like fossil fuels will help reduce greenhouse gases and reduce the risk of climate change and global warming. For this article, we’re not going to include productions like rooftop panels or large heating systems powered by solar energy. A lot of people use solar energy in so many different ways. For this article, we’re just going to show you how you can incorporate the use of solar energy into your daily life.

Charging your battery

As the smartphone age takes over, it’s easy to say that we all probably have a phone or tablet that we need to charge consistently. Regardless of what needs charging, there is a solar energy panel that you can buy for charging your technology alone! The only thing you need to do is to make sure your solar battery charger gets enough sunlight.

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The great things about these battery chargers are they’re pretty readily available nowadays. These chargers are becoming such a hot commodity, as it’s a way for people to be more solar-friendly without getting roof panels or investing in a ton of money. These chargers can range from relatively cheap to a higher-quality charger, depending on your budget and what type or quality you desire.

This is also a great tool to have if you really want to bring more solar energy in your life, but can’t. Many people live in apartments or rented houses, so they can’t really control the form or way they get their most basic electricity. However, these solar-powered battery chargers could be your next step into a solar energy daily life. And, quite obviously, they’re also great because they actually work in an unbelievable way. It’s always great to have a way to efficiently charge your cell phone, isn’t it?

Calculators

Almost all calculators nowadays run off of solar energy or artificial light. It’s something that we all know and expect and yet it’s not talked about enough. We seem to just forget that calculators are like this.

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These calculators have tiny solar cells built into them, mostly found at the top of the calculator. These calculators have the distinct privilege of running off both natural sunlight (and, therefore, being powered by solar energy) or using artificial lights inside homes and buildings to power itself. Fluorescent and incandescent bulbs usually do the trick.

These calculators with their solar cells are yet another way that you can bring solar energy into your daily life—sometimes without even knowing it.

Indoor lighting

A very common, and very efficient, way people are converting to using more environmentally-friendly energy is by changing their indoor lighting. Now, there’s a very easy and common way to make this pertain to solar energy. LEDs (light emitting diodes) make this possible with a very small reliance on power consumption.

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Basically, these lights are small and can be connected by a battery-charged system. This system is (you guessed it) powered by sunlight throughout the day. You may be wondering how these lights stay powered on through the night, a very percept question to ask. These lights stay charged throughout the night (or when there is no sun to bring power) by using power in batteries. When the sunlight is able to power through again, the backup battery is then charged again.

These are, again, great ways to bring solar energy into your everyday life. These lights are capable daily (and nightly) and will power your whole house splendidly.

Outdoor lighting

Solar powered outdoor lighting is becoming more and more common and is a good way to people incorporate solar energy into their daily lives. Having outdoor lighting is one of the main things that people have in common, whether it’s solar energy powered or not. People like having lights outside to light the path, especially if they know they’re coming home late. Through these outdoor lights, you’re able to see where you’re going, see your surroundings, and see your keys as you unlock your front door.

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With solar lighting powering your outdoor lights, you really don’t have to do anything. All you have to do is set the light up outside, and then let them charge their batteries throughout the day. At night, the batteries switch on and will run all night as the sun is gone. It’s easy, efficient, and great for people that want something they don’t have to constantly worry about.

Possibly one of the best things about outdoor lighting is that, after buying the initial products and installing them (which you can do yourself at no cost), there’s nothing else you have to pay for. You get all that outdoor lighting for free!


As you can see, there are many different ways you can incorporate solar energy into your everyday life. Through charging your cell phone’s battery, using your trusty calculator, lighting up your house, or lighting up the outside of your house for almost no cost, solar energy can be used in your daily life in a small, yet incredibly efficient, way.

Don’t mind us, but we’ll be at the store picking up a bunch of outdoor solar powered lights for the next hour!

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