1. Heating water
Solar energy heats water efficiently, and homeowners do not need to use electricity.
2. Solar cookers
Instead of using coal, charcoal as fuel, solar energy cooks, and it is environmentally friendly and cheaper.
3. Recreational use
With modern technology, there are recreational vehicles that use solar energy as a source of energy.
4. Remote industries
Light industries located in remote areas can use solar energy to provide light and run some tools.
5. in the waters
Solar energy is used in lighthouses, to signal structures and offshore navigation buoys.
6. Traffic signals
Solar energy is a cheaper source of power for running road traffic signals.
7. Pumping water
In remote areas, solar energy used to draw water from wells using solar water pumps.
8. Roof Shading
In commercial buildings, semi-transparent glass modules are used to allow lighting by solar energy.
9. Security lights
In a bid to minimize operational costs, towns install solar-powered lights.
10. Ventilation fans
Ventilation fans help with the cooling of the house. Solar energy can be used to run these fans thus reducing the cost of power.
11. Swimming pools
Solar blankets are used to warm the water in a swimming pool. This helps fix the problem of swimming in cold water.
12. Outdoor lighting
In houses where there are outdoor lights, solar energy is used to provide perfect landscape lighting.
13. Charging batteries
You can use solar energy to recharge a device that uses batteries. Such devices include cell phones and laptops. This is achievable with the provision of portable solar.
The planet solar is a boat that uses solar energy to run all the operations onboard making it eco-friendly and cheap to run.
Plants rely on solar energy during photosynthesis.
16. in drying clothes
Solar energy dries clothes and is effective when you cannot access dry cleaning services.
Solar energy is used when separating salt from seawater.
18. Drying cereal
Solar energy dried cereal produce and reduces the risk of aflatoxin.
19. Solar oven
They use solar energy as a source of power and achieve up to 350 degrees. It is sufficient for camping and during trips.
20. Heating tubes
These tubes are filled with water and use solar energy to heat rooms.
21. Solar furnaces
These furnaces have concentrated heat that can be used in various ways in industries.
22. in thermal power production
To achieve this, solar energy is used to heat a gas or a fluid. The heat energy generated is converted into mechanical energy which is, in turn, convert into electrical energy.
23. in solar ponds
Solar ponds produce power; this is a water body used in the collection and absorption of radiation which is stored as heat.
A solar greenhouse is covered using a transparent material that acts as a solar collector. It then uses solar radiation to aid in the growth of plants.
25. Solar transportation
With increased technological growth, solar energy is being harnessed in the operating of trains, buses, and even trams in many countries.
26. Water treatment
In areas where water is unsafe for drinking, solar energy can be used to disinfect the water by leaving it in the sun for about six hours.
27. Drying of animal products
Solar energy is used to dry animal products such as hides. This helps them to last longer and reduce losses during processing.
28. Camping gear
During camping, you can utilize solar energy rather than your vehicle. This is achieved using solar-power tents and lanterns.
There are flashlights fitted with small solar panels that use solar energy to power the flashlights.
30. Solar sign
Billboards and other signs can utilize solar energy hence saving power and reducing the cost of production and operation.
31. Running of cottage industries
Cottage industries that use small machines can utilize solar energy in the running of these machines. All you require is a photovoltaic panel a lead-acid battery and an inverter.
32. Solar lanterns
Instead of using kerosene lamps, solar lanterns are a cheaper source of light as they only require sunlight to recharge.
33. Vaccine refrigerators
There are solar-powered refrigerators that are used in hospitals found in remote areas. These refrigerators require only a solar panel and a lead-acid battery to operate.
34. Solar pasteurization
Solar energy can be used to help preserve milk from rural areas hence reducing losses. It also helps kill bacteria.
35. Solar electric fences
These fences that utilize solar energy to protect homes and farms, hence reducing theft and destruction.
36. Solar wifi
For easy access to the latest news in remote areas, solar wifi is the best option. All you need is a solar panel, a battery charge controller, and a wifi router.
37. Solar phones
With the growth in technology, there are cell phones that utilize solar energy as a source of power. You can use these phones as long as there is sunlight.
38. Surveillance systems
Monitoring and surveillance systems utilize solar energy to ensure smooth running even when the power supply is tampered with.
39. Satellites in orbit
Satellites in orbit utilize solar energy. They convert sunlight into electricity which runs all its operations.
40. Pocket calculators
Some calculators are fitted with miniature inbuilt solar panels which use sunlight to provide the energy needed to run the calculators.
In the textile industry, solar thermal energy is used in the dyeing process.
Solar thermal energy is used as an excellent drying agent in the textile industry.
43. Synthetic rubber
In the making of chemicals, photovoltaic energy is used in the processing of synthetic rubber.
In the processing of flour, photovoltaic energy can be used in the sterilization process.
45. Drying of plastics
Solar thermal energy dries of plastics.
46. Making Money
In some countries, homeowners can sell excess solar energy to their neighbors.
47. Reduces carbon print
Using solar panels reduces carbon footprint, unlike fossil fuels, solar doesn’t produce greenhouse gas.
48. Helps you save money
If you want to cut down the cost of power bills, solar energy is the best alternative.
49. Solar umbrellas
Though little known, solar umbrellas are placed on tables and have batteries that get charged by sunlight. At night, they light up and are mostly used in beach hotels and by the poolside.
50. Outdoor Fountains
These outdoor fountains that use photovoltaic panels and the water run beautifully just like any other electrically powered water fountain.