SO YOU need a secure gate system, but can’t get power to it? – then remote access specialist, Solar Gate Systems, has the answer.

It has recently expanded its range of automatic farm gate openers with the development of a much more powerful unit for single gates up to a maximum width of 7m.

It uses advanced, solid state electronics combined with brushless motor technology to push the power up from its standard 24-volt gate opener, up to 36-volts to handle much wider, single gates.

The firm’s existing 24-volt unit can handle gates up to 5m but the heavy duty model can now power up gates up to 7m wide, even in remote locations where mains power is unavailable.

It has more than five years experience of installing proven solar-powered gate systems and uses brushless motors for low low power consumption that are maintenance-free.

A clever charge controller manages electrical energy collected by its solar panel and regulates energy storage within the battery packs, dumping excess energy to prevent over-charging of batteries.