Solar Powered Gate Openers

Our gate systems use solar or mains power to charge a battery that is housed in the control box. The energy efficient design makes it possible to operate 10 cycles per day for over 8 weeks without any sunshine at all. We have installed our solar powered automatic gate openers to gates of all sizes, in various locations throughout the UK. It really is the perfect solution for gate automation where mains power is not readily available.

How Does it Work?

Solar panels collect energy whenever the sun is out, even on cloudy days.

Step One – The solar panel collects energy from the sun

Step Two – This energy charges the battery inside the Control Box

Step Three – The battery is then used when the gate opener is operated

Solar Panel Sizes

It is important to choose the right size solar panel to suit your gate usage. The more frequently the gate is opened and the more accessories used that drain power from the battery, will determine the size of the solar panel required.

10 Watt – Average cycles per day = 10/20

18 Watt – Average cycles per day = 20/60

28 Watt – Average cycles per day = 60/100

Benefits of Solar Powered Gates

Convenience

• Solar units are scalable – when you need more energy, simply add another solar panel
• Solar Power can be installed anywhere – useful in any remote location even where mains power is not available
• Solar panels require little maintenance and they last a long time
• Solar Power still works though power cuts – battery back up ensures that power is stored

Environmental Benefits

• Solar power is a viable & renewable source of energy – solar power is non-polluting.
• Solar panels do not make any noise when doing their job
• Protect the planet – it is no secret that solar energy is the way to a more sustainable future. Solar panels can produce 1 kw of solar energy to replace the equivalent of burning 170 pounds of coal.

Technical Information

Solar energy is the technology used to harness the sun’s energy, “photovoltaics” cells are semiconductor devices that directly convert sunlight into energy. A PV cell consists of two charged layers, in balance with a semi-conductive material (silicon). When the sunlight hits the cells, a reaction is created that knocks electrons loose from their atoms. As electrons flow through the cell, they generate electricity. A PV system simply requires daylight to generate electricity and so still generates power on cloudy days.

Our gate systems use solar or mains power to charge a battery that is housed in the control box. When the solar option is used, the battery is topped up during daylight hours and will work during day & night. The energy efficient design makes it possible to operate 10 cycles per day for over 8 weeks without any sunshine at all. We have installed our solar powered automatic gate openers to gates of all sizes, in various locations throughout the UK. It really is the perfect solution for gate automation where mains power is not readily available.

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