Solar power units depend on sunlight for energy, and while it is true that winter months can have some negative impact on solar performance, Australian winters are not detrimental to solar panel performance. At LDC Equipment, however, we believe in providing our clients with the information they need to get the most out of their solar equipment. The key to optimal year-round performance is to follow a few simple guidelines to ensure that your solar PTZ security camera or solar light tower is ready for the winter sun.
How Winter Affects Solar Performance
During winter, the angle of the sun changes significantly, causing sunlight to hit the solar panel at an angle, which can sometimes be too low. This reduces the amount of available sunlight during months when people typically use more power.
How to Improve Solar Performance in Winter
Here are some of the best ways to improve solar performance in winter:
- One of the best ways to improve the efficiency of your solar lighting tower is to simply adjust the tilt angle of the solar panels to account for the change in the angle of sunlight.
- Review your solar equipment usage and consider whether extra lighting or cameras can be turned off to reduce your energy requirement.
- Replace high watt bulbs with energy efficient LED bulbs. This prevents wastage of energy and saves money over time on utility bills, repairs, and replacements. Using the right bulb can drop energy usage by up to 50%.
- Extreme temperatures can cause batteries to underperform, so it is important to monitor battery temperature and prevent it from freezing, especially in PTZ security cameras and solar light towers that are exposed to the elements.
High Performance Solar Traffic Equipment
The best way to get the most out of your solar equipment all year round is to source products from a reputed manufacturer like LDC Equipment. Our durable, Australian-made products are designed to give you consistent solar uptime all year round, no matter what the temperature and angle of the sun.
Solar Light Tower and LED Billboard in QLD
At LDC Equipment, we are committed to informing our clients of the endless benefits of solar equipment. We use high-quality solar panels that operate efficiently, even in low light conditions and our team of experts ensures that your equipment is serviced on a regular basis, so you can enjoy all the benefits. Contact our team today for standing solar lights, solar cameras, and LED billboard for a wide range of applications.