decorative solar power water feature in your yard or garden can provide a tranquil
and soothing environment in which to relax. There are many
styles and options to choose from when considering purchasing a
water feature. Solar outdoor water fountains are a great choice when
the desired area doesn't contain a traditional power source or if
you are looking for zero utility cost. There are many models
and types including...
Koi Pond / Larger Solar Pond
A pond fountain can help
circulate water helping prevent mosquitoes from breeding in stagnant
pools. They also assist in aeration promoting healthier fish
and plant life. There are two types of solar pumps,
submersible & external. The solar cell can be either part of
the apparatus or can be attached at a remote location via cabling.
Sizes vary from small floating units to large pond pumping systems.
The cell size and wattage will also differ depending on application.
If you are interested in the water fountain operating when the sun
is not shining, a unit that contains battery storage would be
required. (continuous operation is very important when used for koi
ponds) There are also options that include accent lighting,
settings for adjusting the rate of flow and different head
adapters to shape the waters motion. Here is a YouTube video
that displays a few
of solar pond fountains in action.
Decorative Waterfalls - Water
These are probably the type of
that most people think of when someone says garden
fountain. Typically they are relatively small in capacity and
are largely used for ambiance. The variety of solar fountains
is immense and ranges from independent floating models you can place
in a bird bath to complete systems such as the one pictured above.
Large waterfalls powered by the sun are also possible but require
bigger solar cells and pumps to operate. Here is a video of a