Renewable energy is not just imperative to adopt today but perhaps the only way that earth can have a future. With fossil fuels already having had such a huge impact on the ozone layer and our lives, tapping solar energy is one of the only ways that we can hope to achieve any substantial impact in the war against the use of non-renewable energy sources.
Having realized this very fact, there has been a huge boom in the number of solar powered-inventions around the world. Here are some of the most amazing inventions that are contributing in our fight against global warming:
Transparent Solar Cells
One of the most amazing solar breakthroughs in the recent past has been a solar cell by Ubiquitous Energy that is transparent. It being transparent means that it can be installed as windows in entire buildings so they could generate electricity in addition to using the limited space on the roof. This was a breakthrough in the field and fulfills the idea of skyscraper creating their own electricity.
Solar Heating in Pools
Another great way to use solar energy to minimize the use of non-renewable resources has been the use of Pool Solar Heating. These systems utilize the energy of the sun to heat up pool water for cold temperatures. So, you can sit in the warm pool water, relax and absorb the sun without any costs incurred.
Flexible Solar Cells
Another innovation in solar cells has been the use of solar cells that use graphene, one of the upcoming materials in the world of technology. This graphene cell was created at MIT and has really taken the world of energy generation to a new level. How? By enabling every surface to be turned into a source of energy with these flexible material solar cells.
A solar plug was created by sunport that actually allowed people to escape all the hassle of solar panel installation and costs. The plug costs much lesser than an entire solar system on your roof, but can power anything from your laptop to a small air conditioner. The idea is to make the adoption of solar energy as easy as possible so people have as little excuses as possible to make use of the much-needed solution to global warming.
Solar Hat Charger
People usually make use of hats to stay out of the sun, right? But doesn’t that make a hat the best place to install solar panels. Well, this very idea struck a company and they decided to act on it. SOLSOL created a hat installed with five panels to capture the energy from the sun and create electricity out of it. But what do you use that electricity for then given that you cannot use it to light up your house? You use it to cover for one of the most electricity draining functions of today: charging your cellphones. Be it iPhone or Android, this hat can charge everything using the energy from the sun.