About Solar Power
Solar is energy fueled by the sun. There are different components needed to capture this energy and turn it into usable fuel that can power either our home or portable devices. The components vary greatly depending on the use. For home use the setup is more elaborate. For portable, the setup is of course smaller and simpler.
Setting up solar as a tie-in system to power your entire home can be quite elaborate and expensive but if you can pull it off, it's probably the very best way to protect your home and family in the event of electricity loss, especially long-term.
Solar energy does not have to be as expensive and elaberate as that to get some benefit. It can be extremely helpful in powering both solar generators and solar chargers for our phones and other portable devices.
Portable equipment using solar
Most solar generators use one or more solar panels to generate DC solar energy from the sun. The DC electricity is then converted to AC electricity with an AC power inverter.
Portable solar chargers can charge cell phones and other smaller devices. They are perfect for when you are on the go and do not have access to an electrical outlet or when the electricity is out. Solar chargers are not designed with batteries. Rather they are connected to solar panels that gather enough solar energy to charge your device in real-time.
- Once the initial investment is made, the sun is free.
- Renewal source of energy so you won’t run out as with other fuels.
- Can be more costly than other types of generators.
- Doesn’t power to the same degree as other fuels.
- Very small and portable making it ideal for grab & go bags.
- Does a good job at powering limited devices.
- They can be easily stolen if left out in the open, as in camping, etc., so you must be on guard when using them.