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Solar FAQ

Benefits of Solar powered CCTV Cameras

Besides the benefits of being able to locate your camera virtually anywhere, customers can feel like they are helping the environment by powering their cameras with renewable energy.

Looking after our environment is very much a topic of discussion at present. At perimeter Security we like to encourage our customers to conserver energy and prevent pollution where possible.

When it comes to security, we all want our equipment to be reliable, it is important to ensure that you have a reliable source of energy to power your systems, while doing the ‘right thing for the environment’

The key benefit is that our customers receive a environmentally friendly system that has a self-renewing power source.

Solar has to be one of the most reliable energy sources, with no moving parts, solar panels will still collect energy even on cloudy days. Combined with high capacity batteries, the systems can operate 24 hours per day, with almost zero downtime.

How do solar panels work?

Without trying to get too technical, simply put solar panels work by allowing particles of light to knock electrons from atoms, thus generating a flow of electricity. A solar panel is made up of many solar cells linked together

Do Solar panels work when it is cloudy?

Yes, solar panels do work when it is cloudy, but not quite as well. Solar panels obtain power from photons (as mentioned above) that are present in daylight. However if the day is gloomy, there are not as many photons about and the power produced is reduced.

 How long to solar panels last

Typically, manufacturers say that solar panels will output 80% of their rated power 15 to 20 years later.