Install some Solar Panels in your RV or Boat and you can go a Million Miles Away from Home and still have all the luxuries of home
working for you (incidentally the first solar panels were used on orbiting satellites, so they were far away!)
Solar Panels are truly remarkable devices. They are made from many solar cells being connected together. These days solar cells are
usually made from semi-conductor materials like silicon and gallium. You see Solar Panels being used in many types of devices such as
Solar Panels to power homes, Solar Panels to power RVs & Boats, Solar Lights, Solar Landscape Lights, Solar Motion Lights, Solar
Watches, Solar Calculators, Solar Toys. There are also Solar Panel Kits where you can assemble your own Solar Panel System. Put one of
these systems together and take it camping; run some appliances in the campsite !! Sometimes these kits include a battery and
sometimes not, check when purchasing. You really need to buy a higher grade battery than a 12V auto battery; a Marine battery works
well. You need a Deep Cycle battery.
Uses of Solar Cells :
The use of solar cells has been very effective in providing electric power to remote, inaccessible and isolated places. The important uses
of solar cells are given below :
(i) Solar cells are used for providing electricity in artificial satellites and space-probes. In fact, all the artificial satellites and space-probes
depend mainly on the electricity generated by solar panels.
(ii) In many countries around the world, solar cells are being used for street-lighting; for operating water-pumps and for running radio and
television sets in remote areas.
(iii) Solar cells are used for providing electricity to “lighthouses” situated in the sea and to the off-shore oil drilling rig platforms.
(iv) Solar cells are used for operating electronic watches and calculators.
Solar cells have gained too much importance in the last few decades because solar cells are being used increasingly for providing
electricity to artificial satellites and space-probes; for providing electricity to remote areas and for operating modern instruments like
electronic watches and calculators. The greatest advantage of solar cells is that they make use of “everlasting solar energy” and they do
produce any environmental pollution.
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