How far can a solar panel be positioned from the light it powers?
August 17, 2010 7:35 PM Subscribe
Can I position a solar panel a distance from the lights it powers and still have an effective power source?
posted by arnicae to home & garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in using solar lights to illuminate the trees in my backyard. I want to position the solar panel that will power them in a sunny area of my backyard, about twenty feet from the trees. Is that possible, or do solar powered devices need to be closer to their panels?
Bonus question: If it is possible, how far can solar power be effectively conveyed? 100 feet? A thousand? A mile?