Remote controls for TVs are perhaps the highest consumers of alkaline batteries which are such a huge eco-threat. Have you ever thought of a situation wherein you can dump the alkaline batteries for good and switch over to greener sources of energy to power the remote control? Well, the answer to it is the eco-friendly energy saving TV remote which uses solar power to energize the control panel of the remote. Solar energy as we know is perhaps the only ever active renewable source of energy owing to nuclear fusion process within it.
The energy saving TV remote consists of a regular control panel which has a solar panel fixed to it. The solar panel helps to charge the remote control from direct sunlight as well as from any other artificial light source. This essentially means that the energy saving TV remote is a lifelong asset and requires minimum maintenance. There are some solar powered TV remotes available in the market today which have an internal lithium-ion battery like any other solar powered device. This helps to charge under sunlight. There is practically no difference in functionality between a normal TV remote and an energy saving TV remote.
However the major difference lies in the fact that the energy saving TV remote uses energy more efficiently and from a green energy source that. While this is the basic principle behind the energy saving remote, the same principle could apply to remote controls of practically all electronic gadgets today. This will ensure that there is lesser consumption of energy sources like batteries which are a threat to ecology. If one is already owning a remote control and does not wish to or cannot afford a new solar powered remote control (which has already hit the markets), one can easily make such a remote control at home with a few basic things like a flexible solar panel, soldering facility and some knowledge about the internal wiring to make sure diodes are connected perfectly.
While the world has switched over to solar powered devices for most of its daily activities from water heaters to watches, solar powered remote controls are here to stay and are a great way to optimize energy consumption.