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Conference Papers in Science
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 628294, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/628294
Conference Paper

Harnessing Solar Energy for Every Home: Energy Saving Applications

1Electronics Engineering Department, YMCA University of Science & Technology (State Government University), Faridabad, Haryana 121 006, India
2Mechanical Engineering Department, YMCA University of Science & Technology (State Government University), Faridabad, Haryana 121 006, India

Received 19 December 2013; Accepted 19 February 2014; Published 10 April 2014

Academic Editors: R. K. Shivpuri and G. N. Tiwari

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by Jitisha Aggarwal at “National Conference on Advances in Materials Science for Energy Applications” held from 9 January 2014 to 10 January 2014 in Dehradun, India.

Copyright © 2014 Jitisha Aggarwal and M. L. Aggarwal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Most of the present day resources of energy are limited and irreplaceable. The next generation will face acute energy crisis if alternate resources of energy are not developed concurrently. Increasing cost and import of conventional resources have bad effect on the economy of a country, and the only cheaper solution is “unlimited power” from the sun. The use of solar energy is so far limited in household applications. In fact, if we harness only 0.0034 percent of the solar energy reaching the Earth’s surface, the energy need of the whole world will be met. In the present work, a substitute of 10-watt conventional night lamp has been proposed by a solar night lamp of the same light intensity through an experimental setup. The developed solar system is cheaper, portable, user friendly, and free from maintenance. The paper stresses on the need of replacement of conventional night lamp by solar night lamp in every home for reducing the energy crisis at present.