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Posted by in Stables and Barns on Mar 16, 2015 .

We now have stock of solar panel stakes ideal for equestrian and farm use to solar charge electric fencing batteries. They can also be used effectively to keep 12V gas banger/bird scarer batteries charged up.

The stakes are available separately to use with your own solar panel or come supplied as a kit with a 5W or 10W solar panel and everything you need for quick and easy connection to yoru 12V battery.

The steel are sturdily built and are zinc plated to prevent rust formation. The stakes simply push into the ground using the footpeg and handle.

The benefit of solar charging your electric fence battery is that you will not have...

Posted by in Solar Lights and Chargers on Nov 24, 2014 .

The Evo SMD solar security light is the latest in our range of solar security lights. A quality LED floodlight coupled with an integral battery, PIR motion sensor and solar panel the Evo SMD provides an unparalleled amount of light and reliability.

If you need an outdoor, motion activated light in a location that has no mains power, or you simply want an easy DIY installation without the need for an electrician the Evo SMD is the solution!

This light has excellent water resistance being IP56 rated and is suitable for use in even the most exposed outdoor positions.

The PIR motion sensor can be adjusted to activate the light for...

Posted by in Solar Lights and Chargers on Mar 25, 2014 .

Solar garden lights are a great way to bring your garden to life at night. They can add an instant magical feel to outdoor spaces and are relatively cheap and simple to install. 

Mains powered garden lights on the other hand require significant disruption and expense to install with cables to bury and electricians to pay!

So, if you have decided that solar garden lights are the way forward for you, here are a few simple tips to help you get the most from your solar garden lights.

  1. Position your solar garden light so that they can benefit from the most sunshine possible. It is not always possible to get the ideal position for...

Posted by in Eco Products, Stables and Barns on Nov 04, 2013 .

Stables and field shelters are often located in fields some distance form any mains electrical power.

Checking horses before and after work often mean working in the dark, particuarly in the winter months.

Lights powered by solar panels  do not need any mains electric and can provide all the light that you need.

The chepest option is to go for something like a SolarMate Point 5   or Vortex Solar Shed Light , however, these do have limited run times and output particularly in mid winter when you need most light. Many customers get around this by purchasing 2 solar lights and using them alternate days.

A better  solution is to...

We have just added a new Solar Security Light to our range and it is already proving extremely popular! The big selling point for the Eye Solar Security Light is it's high level of protection from water ingress allowing it to be installed in even the most exposed positions in these (often) wet and windy isles. 

The Evo36 and Evo56 are great solar security lights but it is recommended that they are installed in sheltered positions to ensure long term outdoor performance. The Eye boasts IP56 rating which means it is one of the most waterproof solar lights available today. IP56 means that it is fully protected against ingress of dust...

Posted by in Boats and Campers on Aug 14, 2013 .

Solar panels are great battery chargers. If you are getting your boat, caravan or camper van ready for the summer, why not go the full hog and fit those solar panels  you've been thinking about?

Solar panels  are ideal for battery charging duties on boats and leisure vehicles for the following reasons :

  • Solar power is free and abundant, even in the UK
  • Up to six times more solar power in mid summer than mid winter - a perfect match for winter battery maintenance and summer use
  • Solar panels  are proven, robust and maintenance free
  • Solar panels  are easy to fit and in obtrusive
  • Solar panels  are totally silent 
Solar...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Aug 06, 2013 .

I fitted 3 x 100W solar panels on a roof at some stables last Wednesday. It's the second time I have been to the site. Last time I installed 3 slightly smaller solar panels on a ground mount system. Unfortunately the reason for returning was that the original solar panels were recently stolen.

I am very pleased to say that I have heard of very few problems with theft of solar panels from off-grid solar systems that I have supplied, but, this recent incidence got me to thinking about solar panel security and how we could make solar panels less vulnerable to being stolen.

Most of my customers install the solar panels I supply at...

The Spectralite range of Spectra Semi-flexible solar panels  offer marine quality along with reliability and affordability.

The Spectra 30W  is our most popular semi-flexible solar panel  and although suited to a wide variety of off grid power projects is most commonly purchased for battery charging duties on yachts, boats and camper vans.

If you need the very best, we also stock Sunware Marine Solar Panels  and, of course all of the balance of system components you may require. 

If you are looking for a compact semi-flexible solar panel for your project please get in touch for friendly help and...

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