Energy and VPN Tunnel

I run a local server with oodles of enery set. I added a timer widget and works flawlessly when i am on my local network. However when i vpn into my network(sonicwall) the widget does not appear and widget box says i and out of energy and is prompting me to add some energy. I am not opposed to paying and adding some energy as i love the product and would do anything to support the cause. I am wondering what the implications are after i make the investment.