Does the solar panel need direct sunlight in order to charge? Calvin Chiu December 21, 2023 05:00 Updated Yes, the solar panel needs direct sunlight to charge. Related articles The light does not operate normally when more than one linkable shop light is installed, what do I do? Can this be installed on a wall vertically? Does this solar flood light come with a red or blue blinking light to tell if there is a battery issue? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.