I was a little wary to order this living in south western Ontario. However, I took a chance and I’m glad I did. I charged the battery inside first then hooked up the panel. Even in the depth of winter I’m sitting at 95% on average. (Before this our battery drained) make sure to install this in an area that gets full sun for as much as the day as possible. Had a little issue getting the cable connected to the camera at first (kept disconnecting) It seems to be rectified now. I’d suggest making sure you have the cable connected all the way into the camera.