You can power your garden using solar power. Solar spotlight, solar lanterns, solar lamps, solar heaters, solar water heating systems and many other options make moving over to solar power that much more easy and convenient.
Solar energy is the energy that comes from the Sun. The same power that helps water to evaporate from our vast oceans and clouds to form and give us rain can be used to generate electricity and power our homes. Solar energy helps our plants and food crops to grow. The very reason for life on earth is solar energy.
Life on earth has adapted to efficiently use solar power to thrive and grow and expand. Solar energy is available to us in unlimited quantities. But we humans have been as yet unable to tap it to generate large scale power plants. This is mainly because we lacked the technology to tap sun’s heat cheaply and convert it to useable electricity. This high initial cost made solar energy prohibitive for most uses.
Fossil fuels offered a cheap alternative. It was thought that huge reserves of Earth’s fossil fuels were almost inexhaustible. But, the exponential growth of nations and recent joining of many under developed countries to the growing club of energy hungry nations has suddenly woken up governments to the knowledge that these reserves are limited and sky-rocketing prices have suddenly made alternate renewable energies more attractive.
Also, the burning of these fossil fuels is creating a dangerous build-up of toxic gases and carbon-di-oxide in the atmosphere leading to global warming and climate change. Governments, non-profits and many research organizations are racing against time to find better ways to tap into cleaner sources of energy like water, sun and wind energy.
Recent advances in technology have made tapping solar power more cost-effective. So, it makes sense to exploit solar energy. The advantage of solar energy is many. It is freely available and also in large quantities. You can install solar panels anywhere and tap into solar power. Your terrace or your farms with vast open areas are ideal places to place the panels to trap sun’s heat.
Solar power unlike coal or gas-based power plants can be generated right in our homes and used and stored to power our various needs. Yes, many households have now installed solar panels to trap sun’s heat and transform it into electricity. This is then fed into the mains of the household electric supply to power the various electronic and electrical items at home.
With your own solar energy system in place you will never have to pay another energy utility bill. The savings over the long term is huge as you will be insured against any price hikes or power cuts due to ever increasing demand and skyrocketing prices. If you don’t want to go the whole way you can still make a small beginning by lighting up your outdoors using solar spotlight to illuminate your waterfalls or trees. You can solar lanterns to brighten your pathways.
There are so many options to make use of solar energy and you will not need to dig up your lawns and pathways to lay the wires for transmitting electricity. Your solar spotlight or lantern comes with its own solar panel and battery hook up that will generate enough power to make it work and you won’t have to pay for the electricity usage.