The Solar Battery Charger by primusboy

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									The Solar Battery Charger
Though solar battery chargers have been around for decades, their
popularity has increased a lot in just the last two years. This is partly
due to advancements in technology, and partly due to our increased
awareness of the need to shift to cleaner renewable energy sources.
Advancements in technology have reduced the sizes and weights of solar
panels, while increasing their efficiency. This allows for small
lightweight portable solar chargers to be produced. Another factor which
plays a part in the rapidly expanding field of portable solar power, is
the increased amount of electronic gadgets that we carry around.
Twenty years ago, not many people were walking around with cell phones.
Today, a cell phone, iPod or MP3 player, and a digital camera tend to be
the least that carry around with us - either on a daily basis, or during
our time off or when going on a trip.
With all these electronic gadgets comes the need for electricity and
power. And, thus portable solar chargers have found their niche.
There are several advantages to using portable solar chargers and solar
panels. First of all, they are eco/environment-friendly. They don't
produce harmful waste, and can be used anytime and anywhere that there is
daylight.
Many people think that solar chargers can only be used in warm sunny
areas. This is not necessarily true. Solar panels are more effective in
colder temperatures. As a matter of fact, a solar charger or panel would
create more electricity on a clear day in Alaska, than it would in the
sun of the Mohave dessert. This is because the temperature of the solar
panel influences the effectiveness with which it can convert solar energy
into electrical energy.
The above fact, combined with the increased effectiveness of solar
panels, has made solar chargers an attractive method of powering or
recharging small electronic gadgets.
These days, a small solar battery charger can run your cell phone, iPod,
or MP3 Player. It can recharge your digital camera and it can be used to
recharge batteries.
Some solar chargers, such as the Solio Charger, come with internal
batteries. These batteries are automatically charged when the solar
charger is exposed to daylight. This allows you to recharge your cell
phone, or other electronic device, from the solar charger, later on.
Solar chargers with built-in batteries commonly store enough power to
recharge your cell phone twice, or to run an MP3 player or iPod for many
hours. Your digital camera can also be fully recharged by one of these
devices.
Solar chargers are starting to be a part of many standard emergency kits.
They are a reliable source of power so long as there is daylight
available.
Solar chargers are a convenient source of power in remote areas, on field
trips, or when out hiking and camping. They can recharge batteries, cell
phones, or other gadgets in any location.
In addition to being convenient, solar chargers are a clean energy source
and do not cause pollution or other harmful emissions while creating
electricity. They also reduce the need for disposable batteries, and thus
reduce the overall volume of harmful chemicals and toxic waste in
circulation on the planet.
Anna Stone supports the use of solar power and clean energy. For more
information see Solar Battery Chargers or The Brunton Solar Battery
Charger.

								
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