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04/20/2012 - 12:40 AM
Solar Panel Now Available for XC Hybrid and Node
San Marcos, California -

Hunter has developed a Solar Panel accessory for two battery operated controllers: the XC Hybrid and the all-new Node. The Solar Panel provides maintenance-free operation by harnessing the sun’s energy to power the controller 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for years on end. Connecting the panel to either of the controllers is an easy process that can be done quickly by any installer. Once connected, the Solar Panel supplies 100% of the controllers’ power, and eliminates the need for battery replacements. Since there’s no batteries involved, there’s no need to worry about running out of power or scheduling replacement runs. Installing a Solar Panel is also the most environmentally friendly solution for battery operated irrigation control, as it eliminates the need to dispose of batteries.


The Solar Panel is compatible with 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 station XC Hybrid models. For at-the-valve placement, the Solar Panel is also compatible with the all-new Node controller. While the Node is placed within the valve box, the Solar Panel is installed outside the box in an area with high exposure to sunlight. Node offers 1, 2, 4, and 6-station control, and is designed for isolated sites, power-restricted areas, or the special needs of drip zones.


About Hunter Industries

Hunter Industries is a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, landscape lighting, and custom molding sectors. Founded in 1981 by irrigation industry pioneer Edwin J. Hunter, the family-owned company offers over 1,000 products including a complete spectrum of water-efficient solutions for residential and high-end irrigation systems. Hunter’s core mission always has, and always will remain the same: to produce innovative products of the highest quality and back them with unwavering customer support.