Solar Power Surveillance
Why solar power security surveillance?
Solar power cameras allow for security in remote locations such as recycling facilities, construction sites, parks, parking lots and oil and gas well sites. Traditional cameras and wires tend to be expensive or unrealistic in these cases. Unlike traditional cameras and security systems, solar powered cameras don’t use AC power or internet.
What do you need to install and operate solar power security systems?
Basic Components for Solar Power Surveillance Systems:
|Solar Panel: The solar panel is made up of photovoltaic cells. These cells are able to generate direct current electricity when exposed the sun’s rays. Ultimately they convert energy from the sun into a flow of electrons which generates electricity to power your security system.The solar panel should be placed in direct sunlight (facing the equator) in order to generate maximum power. The solar panels can be re-angled in relation to the ground throughout the year to reach best results. A solar panel should be angled in correspondence to your latitude minus 15 degrees in the summer or plus 15 degrees in the winter.
Solar Charge Controller: Power and electricity generated by the solar panel is routed through the solar charge controller or regulator. The charge controller is a small box that regulates how much charge is funneling into the batteries. This prevents damage to the battery bank.
Suitable Cables for the Power Load: Finding suitable cables to handle the power load of your solar powered security systems is important. The size and diameter of the cables can result in energy loss. If the diameter of the cable is too small electricity will be lost and can lead to hot wires that will possibly burn out. That’s why at Global Re-Energy we are here to help you determine the best size cable for your system.
Deep Cycle Battery or Li-Po Battery: Deep cycle batteries are specifically designed to continuously discharge and charge. Deep cycle batteries have a lifespan between 2 to 4 years. They provide solid performance for solar energy storage and are a less expensive alternative to the Li-Po battery.
Li-Po batteries are light weight, fast charging batteries with an even discharge. Their lifespan ranges from 5 to 9 years however it can cost up to 20 times the cost of a deep cycle battery.