Security Trailer Solar Guide


Solar Powered Security Trailers and Containers

More and more companies are adding solar powered video and monitoring to their jobsite trailers, storage containers, remote yards, and other off grid areas.
The more solar panels that are installed in a system the more equipment you can run from the remote location. 

This can include several of the following items:
  • Alarms
  • Cellular Backup
  • Callular Routers
  • Video Units
  • Video Recorders
  • Gate Access
  • Fixed Cellular Terminals
  • Laptops
Many people find it hard or impossible to run the following items on solar powered systems:
  • Air Conditioners
  • Electric Heaters
  • Electric Stoves
  • Electric Items with Very High Loads
  • Electric Items with Medium Loads and Continuous Run Times
This is because the solar has to store or produce power for running items. A large solar array would be required to run even a  small air conditioner during the day.
However smaller loads can be done. Many applications have certain run times that are required per day. A solar monitoring trailer may only be used for a few hours per day.
A solar powered office may also be used for a few hours a day, but loads switch from telemetry and SCADA gear to copier, computer, fan, and lighting.