Project : a solar panel powered LED light (with built-in storage battery) with the house facing north (in Canada). Story : The kit is bought at Costco. The solar panel is small (but it provided a 20 ft cable) and separate from the battery and light. The light (motion and light activated) is at the front door facing north, meant to light up the front path. Right now the panel is not having much of the sunlight to charge up the battery since it is installed in the side of the house getting a glimpse of sunlight in between houses facing south, with the power cord fully stretched 20'. The light is simply not working after the battery is drained from factory reserve charge. Problem: In the beginning I thought the solar panel would work with ambient light or whatever light is available, but obviously it didn't. So now I am thinking of moving the solar panel to the backyard (south facing) to get solar powered to charge up the battery. I am afraid that just getting an extension DC power cable is not the solution since it is over a long distance of over 60 ft'. Am I right? In order to make this idea work, what gauge of cable do I need? Do I need to up the voltage at the source and down again at the light using transformers? or convert it to AC? I am no electrical engineer and my knowledge of electronics is at high school level. Please give me ideas and solutions with this project if you can, much appreciated!