to the gate site can be
as easy as using a solar panel
and deep cycle marine battery. If your gate is to be used less than about
15 times a day and you
don't require a telephone entry system,
your solar gate opener
will be as reliable as 110 volt A.C. with only a 20 watt panel. More panels may be necessary with multiple access controls or accessories drawing power from the batteries or if your solar gate opener will open and close more than about 15 times per day.
Many of the swing gate openers we carry run from a battery which can be charged either by a solar panel or from electricity running to the gate site. Slide gate openers run directly from a wired power source but utilize the batteries as back up, as in the case of a power outtage. For details regarding power for a particular product, please see the individual product page and manual or give our friendly staff a call 1-877-313-8901.
See our DIY Help: Solar Power Basics for more information.