jCharge’s Photovoltaics

We are all aware that the ways we acquire power around most of the world will have to change drastically in the next few years. Fossil fuels prove to be hazardous not only to our health – by causing smog – but to our planet as well, contributing to global warming. Humanity has a great challenge to overcome now – generating enough energy for everyone without using harmful fuels. Experts agree that we will see a spike in renewable sources of energy in the next few years, with the most prominent being solar power used by photovoltaic generators.

PV versus global warming.

Photovoltaics are more and more popular. That happens due to numerous reasons, but the most important two are:

  • widespread government grants for new PV installations,
  • their increasing efficiency.

PV market rises 25% annually – regardless whether we are currently fighting a crisis or not. Even the coronavirus couldn’t stop the photovoltaic industry, which already forecasts large gains in the year 2021.

Upsides of photovoltaics.

PV generators have lots of features contributing to their attractiveness. According to the Univeristy in Lappeenranta (Finland) which was tasked with finding the best parameters for an ecologic energy mix, solar makes up more than 65% of their proposed solution. That only shows how much more efficient photovoltaics are, compared to the rest of renewable sources. What’s important, solar power is potent enough to generate energy even when the sky is clouded – however, to a smaller degree than when the Sun is unobstructed.

Alright, what other pros do they have?

Solar generators are independent. There are no outside circumstances that could cause a sudden blackout. Panels generate energy even when far away from any electrical installation. They don’t require frequent maintanance, no staff to run it so we can enjoy free electricity, independent of fluctuating prices of energy.

The generator itself is very quiet, meaning it doesn’t disturb people close to its vicinity. It also can be installed in many more places than just the roof – for example, in the US special panels are being used instead of bricks for skyscraper constructions, allowing the cities to provide energy for their dwellers and companies in new and innovative ways.

It’s worth mentioning that PV can also be useful in places that aren’t very bright and lack natural sunlight.

Future of cities and photovoltaics.

As mentioned before, PV panels you’d find on the roofs of suburban houses aren’t the only kind. Their forms and application can vary, which in turn could be used by cities of the future. Their energy consumption will gradually increase, one of the reasons here being the fact that it’s more and more common to use devices employing artificial intelligence. Traffic lights, public transportation or informers will need a source of power. Using PV seems to be the most probable answer. Also, panels built into surrounding buildings could be used to collect sunlight as well.

PV is the future.

Taking all that information into account, we could draw a picture of an environmentally-friendly society that can approach new technologies with great creativity. Photovoltaic panels will have huge impact on the energy politics of the future, letting us expect newer versions and improvements allowing for even more efficient generators.

Eco-friendly city chargers.

It’s hard to ignore that cities will need a way of assuring ways of charging the devices of their inhabitants. Numbers of smartphones sold and electric scooters rented are clearly indicating – public chargers could have great impact on how well a city is perceived by its’ dwellers. But when we think about just how many devices require charging, the list of chargers you’d need to handle all of them becomes enormous.

This is where jCharge comes in – an environmentally-friendly charger that adapts to whatever it’s charging – making it truly universal. The energy it transfers comes from built-in PV panels, making it a perfect answer to the problems of the future (however, not-that-distant) world.

If you want your city to be innovative, friendly to both the environment and its’ inhabitants – contact us, we’ll show you how we can help.


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