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Solar Mate – Solar Powered Lighting Kits
Everything you need - just add a car battery!
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Solar Mate Kits can provide essential light and electrical power to any outdoor buildings such as sheds, workshops, summer houses, stables, agricultural buildings etc. A Solar Mate kit is quick and easy to install, requiring no special tools and can be operating within an hour.
Part P of the new building Regulations introduced in the UK in January 2005 require any outdoor electrical work to be completed by a qualified electrician but the Solar Mate kits can be installed easily by the DIYer without the need to comply with these regulations or expensive excavations.
The kit comprises a high power solar panel which is suitable for UK weather conditions and all the necessary fixings and cables to be up and running. Just add a car or caravan battery to complete the installation and get free electricity from solar power.
Solar Mate Lighting Kits
Our SolarMate solar-powered lighting
kits are ideal for garden sheds, garages, stables and
summer houses. They feature super bright energy saving
bulbs, each providing brightness equivalent to a 40 watt
standard bulb, and will illuminate a 4m x 4m room. The
solar panels are of the high power crystalline type, which
give outstanding performance in all British weather conditions.
The Solar Mate lighting kits are supplied complete with
panel, bulb, bulb holder, switch, cable, and roof/wall
mounting kit. The product is supplied with a 10 year warranty
excluding the bulb, which has a 3000 hour life expectancy
(and can be purchased at any highstreet DIY shop). The
kit is quickly and easily assembled with just basic DIY
skills required. The kit will require the additional purchase
of a 12 volt lead acid car battery, and the amp hour (Ah)
rating of the battery will determine how many hours worth
of light the product will provide when used. The recommended
battery for this item would be a 12V 3.3Ah version. This
should provide approximately four hours of lighting when
fully charged, and will typically be fully charged in
approximately nine and a half hours of exposure to light.
Part P of the new building Regulations introduced in the
UK in January 2005 require any outdoor electrical work
to be completed by a qualified electrician but the Solar
Mate kits, unlike installing a mains supply, can be installed
easily by the DIYer without the need to involve an electrician,
thereby saving you money
(and expensive excavations!).
Solar Mate I
- ideal for smaller buildings such as the average garden shed, summer house or single stable and will provide light for up to seven hours per 24hour period. Its single 12volt, energy saving bulb is equivalent to a 40watt household light bulb illuminates an area of 16 sq metres.
Solar Mate II
- Delivers twice the power and brightness making it suitable for a workshop, larger stables, greenhouses, agricultural buildings etc. Its twin long life bulbs illuminate an area of 32 sq metres.
- 5W (SolarMate 1) or 10W (SolarMate 2) solar panel.
- 1 or 2 long-life low energy bulbs (40W equivalent).
- 1 or 2 bulb holders.
- 1 wall switch.
- cabling and connectors.
- simple illustrated instructions.
- 10 year limited warranty.
10 year warranty
equivalent to up to 7 hours use of a standard 80W bulb
after one day's sunshine
Kit, just add a car battery
- Easy to install
- Safe and harmless
weather product built to resist the strongest storms
- Free Power, guaranteed for 10 years
- Environmentally friendly
Energy is a tried and tested power source that is
already being used around the world for numerous commercial,
industrial, government and domestic applications. It is
powering water pumps in African villages, weather stations
in the Antarctic and satellites in space! It works by
transforming the energy from the sun into a reusable form
of electricity, a process known as Photovoltaic (or PV
for short). Your Solar panel acts as a collecting tray,
helping you catch the sun’s rays. The bigger the panel,
the more energy you can collect. The energy collected
is stored for your future use in a battery. Sometimes
you collect more energy than you actually need so with
larger panels a voltage regulator should be fitted to
control the flow of energy and prevent battery damage
(a regulator is not required for panels of 10 watts or lower). It would be hard to find
a more environmentally friendly power supply. Clean and
green, solar power is a renewable, sustainable and non-polluting
source of energy. It is easy to see the appeal of solar
power for domestic use. Low maintenance and long lasting,
it is a highly cost-effective and reliable energy supply.
All Solar panels come with a 10 year guarantee.
SolarMate Solar Panels There are several different methods of harnessing the sun’s energy with Solar panels.
Our panels are based on the finest crystalline silicon technology, which is more efficient than amorphous or other thin film technologies, particularly in low light conditions. This makes it the best choice for our cloudier climate!
While the UK does not experience extreme weather very often, our panels are specially designed for use in harsh environmental conditions so you will never need to worry about storm damage.
The individual solar cells are laminated onto a multi-layer back sheet to protect against moisture ingress and ensure UV stability and electrical insulation. The cell base is encapsulated onto strengthened water white low iron tempered glass and mounted into a corrosion-resistant, heavy-duty anodised aluminium frame for stability.
High quality Solar Panels from 5 to 150 Watts!
from only: £ 59.00
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