Stables and field shelters are often located in fields some distance form any mains electrical power.
Checking horses before and after work often mean working in the dark, particuarly in the winter months.
Lights powered by solar panels do not need any mains electric and can provide all the light that you need.
The chepest option is to go for something like a SolarMate Point 5 or Vortex Solar Shed Light , however, these do have limited run times and output particularly in mid winter when you need most light. Many customers get around this by purchasing 2 solar lights and using them alternate days.
A better solution is to...
Putting a motorcycle, car, vehicle, caravan or boat away for winter or have a vehicle that is not used for long periods of time? 12V solar chargers are perfect for year around maintenance of 12V vehicle starting and caravan/boat (leisure) batteries. But which is best for you?
There are numerous 12V solar trickle chargers available and choosing the right one can be difficult. Cheap is tempting but not always cheerful and who should you believe when it comes to performance and quality?!
Well worry no more. Here is Willgen's definitive guide to choosing the right 12V solar battery charger for winter battery maintenance.
HOW TO BENEFIT FROM SOLAR ENERGY
Despite the variable weather conditions in the UK, we still receive enough solar radiation from the sun to make practical use of solar energy regularly in our every day lives. Solar photovoltaic panels come in all shapes and sizes and can be applied to the benefit of us and the environment in many day to day situations.
Our rough guide below should hopefully inform and, who knows, maybe even inspire you to make better use of solar power yourself. It really does have many practical applications in everyday situations even if you are not an ecofreak!
1. SOLAR CHARGERS FOR YOUR MOBILE...
By using solar chargers to give your device some life, you are reducing your carbon footprint as well as many other things such as making use of the abundant power of the sun.
With many of us carrying and using gadgets such as ‘phones, MP3 Players and such like on a daily basis, it was just a matter of time before the world started to look for alternative ways to charge up these devices whilst you are out and about without the use of a mains power supply because let’s face it, many people run out of battery at a crucial time.
These chargers seem to be an attractive choice to parents of teenage children who own devices such as...
Do you own a property, stable block or small building that you rent out?
If so, have you ever considered the safety of your tenants/clients? If you have an outbuilding which is placed in the garden, back yard or even in the middle of nowhere which is quite often the case with stable blocks, you may have failed to think about how your tenants or clients will cope with the task of trying to navigate their way to it in the pitch black! It can be very dangerous for people to be wandering about outside with no light to lead the way and if an accident occurs, they will definitely be looking for someone to blame and that someone will most...
Christmas is fast approaching, and it's the same old question. What on earth do you give the gent or lady who has everything? Well, forget the earth... give them the power of the sun instead!
Dead batteries and no mains power render the fanciest electronic gadget completely useless. Give your loved one the power to go on with one of our solar chargers . Almost any electrical device can be charged from our Freeloader Classic Solar Charger , the robust and portable PowerMonkey Explorer is perfect for intrepid explorers, and the 6.5W Folding Solar Charger can even be folded up and put in a pocket!
We also have the Verio Wind-Up...
Get creative this Christmas with our outdoor solar fairy lights. As bright as main-powered LED lights, but completely self-sufficient, these little gems can be left to twinkle away all through the long dark winter.
You don't even need to remember to turn them on and off. After charging all day, the solar fairy lights will automatically light up at dusk and turn themselves off again in the morning. Choose between bright white and multi-coloured lights, and the option of 5m, 10m or 28m lengths. They all come with 6 different lighting modes such as flashing, chasing and alternating so you can choose just how festive you want to...
Harnessing the power of the sun isn’t a new idea, as far back as 1447 Leonardo DaVinci predicted the use of solar energy. In just one hour more sunlight falls on the earth than the entire earth’s population uses in one year.
So it seems odd that limited finite resources, such as coal and oil, are being used so abundantly when an endless resource such as the sun is so underused. Every 1kw of solar PV will save 170 lbs of coal being used and prevent 300 lbs of CO2 from being released!
With this abundance of sunlight why aren’t we making better use of it? Well, as of yet the technology to maximise the sun’s power is still in...