14:07 23 February 2013
There are quite a few ways to integrate solar power into your life that can make a difference on the environment and on your utility bills as well. If you have a mobile phone, a computer tablet, laptop, eReader or other small electronic items, you may be surprised to find that there are devices, which will allow you to use solar energy to charge those objects.
A device like a keychain with a small built-in solar panel is able to charge your cell phone. With a small initial investment around £12.39 and up, you can use and reuse solar devices to charge many of the items which normally require a lot of electricity during the month.
Some very easy ways to start saving on your electrical bill are with minor lighting changes. You can change deck lights, patio lights, and security lights to solar-powered ones very easily without compromising the safety of your home. The solar-powered lights will immediately help you save money on your utilities.
Flexible high-efficiency solar panels can be fitted to curve shapes, and are durable enough to be installed on boats. They are not even damaged if someone walks on them in deck shoes. Flexible solar panels are affixed with a type of adhesive so installation is a breeze, and the benefits are worth the investment.
You can go more in-depth and invest in some more costly solutions such as solar panels to put on the roof of your home and use them to power everything electrical in your home.
If that sounds like too much of an investment all at once, consider a solar-powered generator. The generator will be a lot more environmentally-friendly, while providing you with much-needed electricity in the event of a power outage.
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