Asolar chargeris a charger that employssolar energyto supply electricity to devices or batteries. They are generallyportable.
Solar chargers can chargelead acidorNi-Cd batterybanks up to 48 V and hundreds ofampere hours(up to 4000 Ah) capacity. Such type of solar charger setups generally use an intelligentcharge controller. A series ofsolar cellsare installed in a stationary location (ie: rooftops of homes, base-station locations on the ground etc.) and can be connected to a battery bank to store energy for off-peak usage. They can also be used in addition to mains-supply chargers for energy saving during the daytime.