Does the solar panel need direct sunlight in order to charge? Calvin Chiu May 29, 2023 08:43 Updated Yes, the solar panel needs direct sunlight to charge. Related articles Are the batteries included with the Motion Activated Solar Floodlight? How do you replace the batteries? Does this solar flood light come with a red or blue blinking light to tell if there is a battery issue? Why is the solar floodlight staying on during the day? How does the solar panel adjust? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.