Benefits of Solar Garage Door Openers01/12/2014 Back To Blog
The use of solar energy in order to generate electricity is not a trend but a way to save energy. Until recently people used only 3% of the new renewable resources of energy but the efforts to get the best out of nature in order to pay it back with the replenishment of the planet are continuing. The form of garage door openers is changing with amazing rhythm. They started out as simple units, turned into powerful electric devices and now they are called to operate with the assistance of natural resources. It is actually an excellent idea, especially for garages that are not attached to homes and external installation of wiring cost homeowners a fortune.
Let the sun activate the opener
Manufacturers always search for alternative solutions in order to ensure and increase the security of people and that's why the latest electric garage door openers come with backup batteries, which will be useful in times there is a power cut. You won't have such problems with solar powered openers. These units store the energy of the sun and must be charged for long in order to activate motion. Thus, they will give you full autonomy whether there is power in the house or not. The operation of garage doors would depend entirely on the sun and that's why this is a perfect solution for sunny locations and the opener must be placed at the most sunny part to collect as much energy as possible.
Depending on the size and model their price would possibly approach eight hundred or one thousand dollars but think that you will be saving enormously in the future since your garage system won't be powered by electricity. Solar openers usually need about four hours of sun daily in order to recharge and the backup system will cover your needs for about three days depending always on the times the door is operated daily. The best part is that you won't have to change your routine about garage door repairs or miss the accessories, which usually come with electric units. You will still be protected by safety sensors and use the opener as the electric one.