Nowadays, technology has evolved to the point where most of the activities humans used to perform around the house are now made automatically, using robots and appliances. And while it is true that all these machines can make our life easy, on the long term, they affect the environment we live in, because they use resources in order to work properly. Fortunately, there seems to be a solution for this problem: solar power. Raising awareness about global warming and other environmental issues is a process that has started years ago by NGOs and authorities, and the results are quite beneficial. A good example is that more and more manufacturers are creating perfectly functional devices that do not require traditional energy, which is a great way to support sustainable initiatives. So, if you want to contribute to making the world a better place, then you should start by replacing conventional appliances with some that use solar energy instead. Here is our list of machines that you probably did not know existed in a sustainable version:
Solar bug zappers
Yes, believe it or not, those lamp look alike objects you place around your garden to scare away bugs waste a lot of energy. The good news is that they also come in a more environment friendly version so that you can get your solar bug zapper that is just as efficient as a traditional one. Needless to say, it works just as any other device powered by the sun. Now you can say goodbye to annoying mosquitos and flies on those warm summer nights spent outside, because these garden lamps that cause no harm to the environment will take care of making insects go away. Place them on the patio or on the walkway and forget about your bug related worries. The time spent outdoor has never been more pleasant: no “buzz” and no harmful emissions.
Solar air conditioning
As its name says, solar air conditioning is a complex cooling system that uses only natural sources of energy. Unlike conventional HVAC ensembles, this system produces no emissions that damage the environment, while delivering the exact same results. Given the dimensions of this machine, it requires a more complex structure that can perform solar thermal energy conversion and photovoltaic conversion, which means transforming sunlight into electricity. Although installing an air conditioning system powered by the sun can seem odd, keep in mind that there is a special program supported by authorities, to encourage innovation for sustainable purposes.
This could make you think about a traditional chimney that comes as an addition to a fire place, but unlike the above mentioned system, things are slightly different here. The solar chimney, also known as a “thermal chimney” is just the vertical shaft that is installed to streamline natural ventilation inside a house. Clearly, it uses sunlight in order to enhance air flow through the building: through the stack effect, heat warms a certain amount of air, which is then pushed up, thus making room for outside air to go inside the building.