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Solar Energy Products Overview


The energy which is emitted by the sun and use to produce electricity for our homes, business or industry is called solar energy. This source of producing electricity is very low cost as compare to other sources of producing electricity. Today’s two types of solar energy power plant technologies are used; solar thermal power plant and Photovoltaic power plants. In this article we can discuss about some solar energy products:

Solar Cells

Solar cells are electronic devices that convert sunlight energy directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. It is also known as photovoltaic cell and used multiple cells in an integrated group for making large building block of solar panel. A.E. Becquerel great French scientist was first time experimentally demonstrate these solar cells in 1839 at age of 19. These cells are made from different materials such as monocrystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride and copper indium sulfide.

Solar Cells

Solar Collectors

Solar collectors are used to collect heat by absorbing sunlight and also called solar thermal collector. Solar collectors were first time used in 1955. These solar collectors are usually used in solar power plants to generate electricity by heating water. There are two types of solar collectors available in the market; Flat plate collectors and Evacuated tube collectors.

Solar Collectors

Solar Controllers

Solar controller is an electronic device which used in circulating pump of solar hot water systems to protect the system from overheating. Industrial solar controllers usually with a LCD display which shows the temperature of the hot water and also give the general status information about the system.

Solar Controller

Solar Lamps

Solar lamps are installed in lawn or garden for decoration purposes. It consists of LED lamps, photovoltaic solar panel and rechargeable battery. It is charge during the day from sunlight energy and automatically on at dark. The battery time of these lamps are 8 to 10 hours and also available in a wide variety of designs.

Solar Lamps

Solar Panels

Solar panels are made from combining of photovoltaic cells and also called solar module or photovoltaic module. These panels are used to generate electricity and supply in commercial or residential applications. Every panel is rated by its DC output power and ranges from 100 to 450 watts. According to survey of MW shipments in 2011; world top three solar panel producers are Suntech, First Solar and Sharp solar.

Solar Panels

Solar Generator

Solar generators are designed to transform solar energy directly into electric energy by using photovoltaic cells. As compare to other fuel generators, it is very low cost formula for generating electricity for home or other commercial purpose. These generators have backup battery where it store sunlight energy and then supplies that stored power to the connecting devices.

Solar Generator

Solar Lighting

Solar lighting is use sunlight or sky light for illuminating the interior of building. In modern days solar lighting industry is already well established and making electric lighting systems to use the solar-derived electricity produced. Solar lights are charge in daylights and automatic on at dark. In developing countries solar-charged lanterns are also become very popular as compare to kerosene lamps.

Solar Lighting

Solar Tiles

Solar tiles are easily integrated with the terra-cotta tiles on your roof. This is the new technology and installed in homes to producing electricity in 2009. Traditional solar panels are fixed on your roof which is not looking good; these tiles are integrated directly in your home roof.

Solar Tiles

Solar Water Heater

Solar water heaters are the new technology to produce electricity by hot water. This technology is commonly used in developing countries such as Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Australia, Japan and china. Solar water heater is consists of storage tank which is horizontally mounted above the solar collectors on the roof. Water naturally rises into the tank through thermosiphon flow.

Solar Water Heater

Solar Charger

Solar chargers are portable electronic devices which are used to supply electricity to devices or charge batteries. These solar chargers are obtaining energy from sun and charge cell phones or other small electronic devices on the go. There are commonly two types of solar panels are installed in these chargers; inefficient thin film and monocrystalline panels.

Solar Charger
These solar energy products are now very commonly used in developing countries. If you are looking for solar energy products suppliers or solar energy products importers, TradeFord.com is the best place where you can find thousands of reputable importers and exporters of these products.

Posted by: Jack on Jul 18 2012


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