7 Types of Solar Energy Applications
Before most of us were born, solar energy applications had been widely used. In fact, not just 7 types of them, but many of them have a profound impact to us.
The first spacecraft to use solar panels was the Vanguard 1 satellite in 1958. The artificial satellite has taken advantage of solar energy. Mostly, it is because of the influence of Dr. Hanz Ziegler. It is a significant sign of science and technology. Although later Apollo space shuttle did not carry solar panel to finish the mission, people nowadays would rather believe that Apollo had been landed on the moon with the help of the solar system.
Here let’s take a look at 7 types of solar energy applications that have great influence to our life.
- Solar Home Lighting System
Solar lighting is the most popular way to use solar energy at home. One of the easiest ways to improve home efficiency is to add outdoor solar lighting to your property. There are more lighting solutions for home use, for example, pathway solar lights, solar deck lights, solar pole light, solar fence lights, solar string lights, solar security light, solar flood lights, solar landscape lighting, yard lights, solar garden lights, solar street lights, portable solar lanterns, solar camping lights, hiker lights, fishing lights, solar tapping lights, solar energy-saving lamps.
- Traffic Solar Power System
Transportation utilizes solar power widely, such as solar beacon lights, traffic signal lights, railway signal lights, traffic warning lights, traffic sign lights, street lights, high-altitude barricade solar light, highway / railway wireless telephone booths, unattended duty road solar power supply.
- Small Scale User-Based Solar Power
(1) Small type of solar power supply ranging from 10 to 100W, it is used for remote and non-powered areas such as plateaus, islands, pastoral areas, border guard posts, etc. Solar power system provides electricity for basic military and civilian life use, such as lighting, TV, audio-video player, and so forth.
(2) 3-5KW Home use roof-mounted grid-tied solar panel systems.
(3) Photovoltaic (PV) Solar-Powered Water Pump System solves the problem of drinking and irrigation from a deepwater well in the non-electrical area.
- Photovoltaic Power Station
Photovoltaic power station is a large-scale photo-voltaic system (PV system) and is designed to supply power into an electricity grid. Most of them are 10KW-50MW independent photovoltaic power station, PV-wind system or PV-wind oil hybrid system power station, various large-scale parking lot charging stations, etc.
- Telecommunication Solar System
Solar-powered unattended microwave relay station, optical cable maintenance station, solar power system for broadcasting/communication/paging, rural carrier wave telephone photovoltaic system, small communication machine, soldier GPS solar power supply, etc.
- Oil, Marine & Meteorological Fields
Oil pipelines and reservoir gate cathode protection solar power system, life, and emergency solar power supply for oil drilling platform, marine detection equipment, meteorological/hydrological observation equipment, etc.
- Solar-powered Building
Combining solar power generation with building materials will enable power self-sufficiency for large-scale buildings, which is a development direction in the future.
The above 7 Types of Solar Energy Applications are easy to understand to us. There are more applications that Solar Energy can do for us. The future is bright with the development of material and technology.
Shenzhen Luxman Light CO., LTD. is proud to be in the line of solar energy products and is supplying customers with solar lights for years with solid performance.