How It Works The Bird-X Solar Panel converts sunlight into electricity that can be used to charge many Bird-X pest control products. The converted electricity charges 12V batteries (not included) to power direct current appliances. It is important to note that the 5-Watt Small Solar Panel does not power electronic directly and can only charge the battery. Installation The Small Solar Panel requires alligator clips & 12v DC batteries in order to properly function. Both products must be purchased separately. Installation instructions are provided.