What is a Solar Regulator and what does it do? A Solar Regulator is also known as a Charge Controller. Regardless of the solar system used, a regulator is important as the controller limits the rate of the electrical current which is drawn from the battery.
A solar charge controller will regulate and protect your batteries from being overcharged and will also work in the reverse, and for larger systems this is imperative as it will prevent your expensive solar equipment from getting damaged. In other words it will prevent electrical surges from occurring thus preventing damage.
• Renewable resources are any natural resources used at a lesser rate than they are generated.
• They include living reserves such as fish and forests which could last forever if not overexploited.
• Other natural resources such as wind, water and sun could assist in generating energy.
• This energy, in a nutshell, is known as renewable energy.
And this is how solar power is generated
• Solar or photovoltaic cells are designed to capture the sun’s rays and directly convert them into electricity.
• Solar cells have been used for years to provide power to satellites.
• A solar cell consists of two thin plates made of a semi-conductive material such as silicon with a layer of chemicals on their surface.
• When sunlight falls on the cell electrons are released from the silicon and they move over the layer of chemicals, generating an electric current.