solar kit has been with us for quite a while now
4 June, 2015 at 2:08 pm in Buy & Sell
In case you are unaware, solar kit has been with us for quite a while now. In fact, Clarence Kemp, filed the first patent for a solar heater in 1891. In the 1940, solar energy became very popular but was so costly to produce that it wasn't until 1970's and new advancements with photovoltaic cells before solar power really moved to the front seat. Then in 1990, Neville Williams, a journalist and former U.S. Department of Energy employee founded SELF (Solar Electric Light Fund) an organization devoted to improving life for rural residents in third world countries.
As solar powered utilities became more popular, production increased, new technologies developed and solar lights became more and more affordable. Today, many solar light fixtures are priced comparable to their electric counterparts. One of the popular uses of solar powered lighting has been for street lights. These lights are often called Aluminum solar farm post. There are many designs available for these lights but the most popular seems to be the Victorian carriage style lantern perched on top of a six or seven foot post.