Solar lighting is a brilliant option for anyone who wants to install lighting in areas without access to an electrical grid, or remote places where a mains power supply is unreliable. Installing mains powered lighting can be time-consuming and costly whereas solar lighting can be stand-alone devices with their own solar panel, battery, and bulb all in one. This also means they can be moved to different locations anytime it is required easily and without expense.
Solar lighting is particularly popular in gardens because of this lack of mains wiring involved. It allows you to quickly produce results anywhere in the garden, all without needing an electrician. Also, there is no need to try and hide wires or any risk of accidentally cutting through them later on.
The good news is that there are no energy bills when it comes to solar energy, the only fee involved is the upfront cost of buying the lighting, whether that be for a small lamp in your garden, or solar panels on the roof of your business.
And contrary to popular belief, the grey weather here the UK does not stop there being more than enough solar energy for solar-powered systems. A single 1m² panel facing south would receive 1000 kilowatt-hours each year. That is more than enough to cover a quarter of the electricity used by the average UK household. This alongside the increasing efficiency of both LEDs and solar panels means that solar lighting solutions hammer down energy bills.
A GREEN ALTERNATIVE
The mains power used by standard lighting is made up of under 40% of sources that are renewable. The 60% plus of non-renewable sources include CO2 generating coal or oil. These have been used throughout the world for many years causing a massive impact on the environment. Solar lighting offers us an alternative, by using a system directly powered by renewable energy you reduce your carbon footprint.