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Do solar panels need direct sunlight to work?

Solar panels not charging battery enough does it need more sunlight?

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No. It will work in with diffused light too. Some sensitive ones will generate voltage even at moon-light.
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It sounds like the panel's tabs were wired incorrectly or incompletely. I recommend you get a new solar panel since it seems like only one cell is outputting voltage for you now (2v cell). If possible, have the manufacturer warranty it for you since it should be putting out in excess of 14 volts in direct sunlight on a cold day.

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There is also a protective film on the solar panel that needs to be removed.
After doing that, fully charging the battery with the switch in the "ON" position, then if the light does not turn on, remove the 4 screws from the solar cell assembly, remove the battery, wipe both ends and reinstall battery. Make sure the battery is making secure contact with the terminals. I had a new one and the battery was loose inside, making the light go on and off. I reseated the battery and all is well.
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