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...
If you have ever wondered if solar power could be the answer to your off grid power needs you need to speak to us!
Here at Ecofreak we have been designing, supplying and installing off grid (mains power free) solar and wind power systems for many years and we have a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to ensure you get a solar power system that will work effectively and reliably for you for many years to come.
Please contact us if you have an off grid solar or wind power project that you would like help with.
Past projects include solar and wind power for:
- Equestrian stables
- Agricultural barns
It always feels good to know your property is secure. This is especially true when the nights start drawing in, shortening the hours of daylight. Solar security lights are a versatile and cost-effective way to light up any area you don't want left in the dark.
With no need for an outside power supply, they can be positioned wherever you like, avoiding the expense of mains installation or messy extra cabling.
Sometimes there are concerns that solar-powered security lights won't be as reliable as mains power, and unfortunately it is true that many poor quality products are available on the market.
We understand that you need...
The days are getting shorter, but that doesn't mean you have to stop working (or playing!) after dark in out-buildings that don't have mains power. With our wide range of solar shed lights, we are sure to have a product that will suit your needs and budget.
If you use your classic car less often than you would like or are getting ready to put it away for the winter months, you may be wondering about the best way to keep the battery in tip top condition. A good solar trickle charger might be just the thing you need....
A solar trickle charger of the correct type and size will keep your car battery in good, fully charged condition even through the darkest mid winter months. If you are not sure which 12V solar battery charger is best for you read on!
The first thing to decide is if the solar panel will be mounted in the car itself or externally somewhere (on the roof of your garage...
Types of Solar Panel
Solar panels for leisure use (take leisure use to mean use on yachts, boats, camper vans, caravans etc) there are 3 main types of solar panel available :
- Rigid framed glass fronted solar panels
- Semi-flexible solar panels
- Flexible solar panels
Here at Ecofreak we love the summer, however as the British weather is never predictable, when we do get some good weather make the most of it!
Here are our top ten favourite eco products to help you enjoy your summer, whether your out and about camping, going to a festival or just larging it up with your mates in the garden.
1. Solar Powered Charger
Just because you are in the middle of a field doesn't mean you can't charge your mobile phone or iPod! Get a solar phone charger such as the Solio solar charger and you use the free and abundant power of the sun to charge your mobile electronic appliances.