Solar energy is increasingly gaining currency owing to its inexhaustibility and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, its biggest calling card is that it is eco-friendly and unlike fossil fuels, solar energy actually helps in decreasing the greenhouse gas emissions. The products that run on solar energy are called solar thermal products and can be used for personal and professional purposes. With the passage of time, these products are likely to become a favourite with households as they are low maintenance and shrink overall costs.
1.Home solar power generator system OX-SP802A:
A solar panel, a solar controller, an inverter and batteries make up a home solar power system.
The solar panel is the central to the system. It is responsible for conversion of solar radiation into electrical energy, transfer and storage of energy in the batteries and the overall process. The solar controller keeps a check on the entire system. It also regulates the power flow from the solar panel to the batteries. The solar inverter makes the energy available for use coordinated with the other appliances and the batteries store the energy and release them when needed.
2.Simone Spalvieri’s Green Man solar lamp: Greenman LH 31.
This lamp is green not only by name, but also in characteristic. The cordless and fashionable lamp can lighten up the indoors as well as outdoors. It is made out of eco-friendly corn bio-plastic of about the size h 8.25 x l 5.58 x 4.74”, and can illuminate spaces very well. All that one has to do is keep the solar panel faced down.
3.Moon Jar – Solar Powered Lamp.
With innovation, solar products are breaking new grounds in design. Composed of a solar cell, rechargeable battery and a low energy LED, the lamp can be charged in direct sunlight. Due to the frosted jar and no visible controls on the surface, the jar can double up as an interesting décor item when not in use.
4.Solar oven: Tulsi hybrid.
Solar ovens can help you save the environment right while you cook.
Tulsi Hybrid solar oven is the most preferred solar oven in America. It bakes what you want and where you want it. Its suitcase design protects the internal parts and makes the oven very portable. Its 95% reflective scratch resistant reflector panel and a high performance like heating up to 400 degrees F, are just two of its multiple features.
5.Solivia Solar Inverters.
The latest in solar inverters, Solivia solar inverters are cut out for intelligent performance. This inverter can perform with all common photovoltaic module types and function within a wide temperature range. Its design offers protection from over-voltage, heat, short-circuit and over-current problems. It is shockproof and comes with a handy mounting kit consisting of a mounting plate and a wall bracket.
6.Nokero Solar Bulb.
Nokero Solar Bulb is a boon for such places in developing nations, where regular electricity supply is not a reality yet. Kerosene lamps, which are not favorable for either the user’s wallet or the environment, now have an eco-friendly replacement.
When it is fully charged, the Nokero N200 can last up to 6 hours on its low-intensity setting.
7.Solar-Powered Washing Machine.
Dubbed as the Open Source Washing Machine, the machine is made out of a solar panel, old bicycle parts, bamboo and a motor from a photocopier. The machine was conceived as a solution to the sanitation needs of the developing nations, where power and water supply can be scarce.
8.Atlantis Solar Air Conditioners.
Atlantis Solar Air Conditioners work 50% faster than the others do. The air conditioner uses a small compressor, and not the standard ones, which contributes to saving electricity. Apart from this, it has a compact solar panel and hence, can be installed anywhere.
9.Smart Sun Solar Cooker.
As the name suggests, this is a smart cooker for the changing times and needs of man. It is traveler-friendly and can cook meals easily for a small family of 2 or 3. An induction heating system is neatly packed into the cooker, which uses steam to operate.
The cooker can also be connected to the Internet, so you can upload nutritional data of your meal or just check the mail.
This solar powered fridge was one invention, which brought its inventor, Emily Cummins, an Oslo Business for Peace Honoree award. The sustainable fridge can be put together using household materials. It works through evaporation and can store perishable items for a few days.