The Pasture Combo Shock Box available from Valley farm Supply has caught the attention of all farmers interested in using solar fencing in a safe and convenient way.
“It is very popular because a lot of people want to go solar. They have no power to go to their property,” says Caren Remsberg, who sells the box through Valley Farm Supply, the fencing, weighing and watering supply business she and her husband own.
“There is a huge demand for the Shock Box, which is a nice, all-in-one-box,” Remsberg says. “Our practical farming friends have designed them to work with most standard electric fence chargers.”
The manufactured, UV-resistance wooden box has room for the charger, a 12-volt Deep Cycle Marine Battery and the solar panel controller. The solar panel attaches to the lid, and a metal U-bolt on the back secures the box to a 4x4 post.
The boxes come in four different sizes to accommodate solar panels that range from 40 to 80 watts. Prices for the Shock Box start at $400 (charger and battery are extra).
Many states offer grants and funding for using solar, which can help pay for the units, Remsberg adds.