Every day, more and more people choose green and reduce their total energy consumption. They are focusing on the use of solar energy nowadays. There are a number of different applications for solar energy, including solar home heating, solar water heating as well as solar cooking. In addition, the popular LED solar garden lamps are easy to use. Although there is a lot of sunlight, there must be a way to store that energy, for example, using a battery.
How Solar Lanterns work?
Solar Lanterns consist of Solar cells. A solar cell can convert sunlight into a DC current. These solar cells consist of several layers. The back layer of the cell is usually composed of crystalline silicon and a chemical substance. This chemical substance creates positively charged spaces. The front also consists of a chemical substance that creates electrons with a negative charge. When the sun passes through the front of the cell, it generates a level of excitation. It activates the electrons that in turn pass through the back of the cell to the positively charged spaces. These charged spaces transfer the solar energy through the cables integrated into the cell. This is what is part of the photovoltaic system. The transfer of sunlight to energy, storing and sending to the Lanterns the solar energy lighting that can beautifully accent the buildings as well as the Gardens.
The solar lanterns should be installed where the sunlight is the most abundant, without shadows. Batteries that are fully charged can emit light from 10 to 12 hours all the night. The light will be stronger during the first hours of operation and then gradually decrease as the battery power runs out. During the day when the sun reappears, the batteries recharge. Good quality sunlight can usually provide enough light from sunrise to sunset when gets fully charged. Always try using the correct type of batteries for your solar lighting, so that they work in the best way.