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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 Eco Products on Sep 17, 2013 .

Summer lovin’

Whether it’s relaxing in the garden, on the beach or even in the park with the kids, summer days can be truly magical and now summer nights can be too! With our range of energy saving, easy to use products you can enjoy spending time outside long after the sun goes down.

Here are our top five products for summer nights:

1. Summer holidays: Thanks to a heat wave and families looking for budget holiday options camping is growing in popularity. So if you are planning to spend a summer night by the campfire consider the POWERplus® Owl, this fantastic wind up 6 LED camping lantern offers ultra-bright light and is...

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...

Posted by in Solar Lights and Chargers on Jun 03, 2013 .

At last! Summer sunshine is here! If you want to add some sparkle to summer parties, weddings and al fresco entertaining why not take a look at our fab outdoor solar fairy lights? Our solar fairy lights are designed sepcifically for the UK so will keep on shining even if the sun doesn't! 

Available in various set sizes and colours and with the option of adding simple push on attachments such as butterflies and stars they can transform any night time scene. Super bright and super reliable we guarantee you will not be dissapointed. If you want to use the lights inside or need to charge them in a hurry ahead of a party these solar fairy...

Putting a motorcycle, car, vehicle, caravan or boat away for winter or have a vehicle that is not used for long periods of time? 12V solar chargers are perfect for winter maintenance of 12V vehicle starting and caravan/boat (leisure) batteries. But which is best for you?

There are numerous 12V solar trickle chargers available and choosing the right one can be difficult. Cheap is tempting but not always cheerful and who should you believe when it comes to performance and quality?!

Well worry no more. Here is Willgen's definitive guide to choosing the right 12V solar battery charger for winter battery maintenance.

What size solar...

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