Solar fountain pumps are the ideal resolution to unnecessary extension cords. Solar fountain enhances the beautification of your backyard by reducing the unsightly annex cords. This kind of fountains come in several sizes and shapes to meet you personal preferences and budget.
The most important factor to consider is how to get a quality solar fountain that matches with the amount you want to spend, the other factor is to consider the most appropriate site to place the panel. To achieve maximum performance of the solar panel, it has to be placed in free open space where it receives maximum solar rays. Though, stormy and dark days will inhibit the optimal functioning of the panel, it is certain that you will not spend most of your time in outdoors.
In order to know how to use and choose the best solar panel, it is important to understand how solar panels work. Solar converts the sun rays into energy, the emerging solar panels are designed to capture solar energy and change it into the electric power required to drive the fountains pumps hence, does not need batteries or set electricity. Basically, these panels have photovoltaic cells which are energized by the sun rays.
Unlike the other sources of solar energy, for instance, solar panels used in our homes are designed to cater for solar energy and accumulate for later use when the sun sets. But the solar fountain is design to work at the optimum only when there is full sun light.
Some of the unique advantages of solar fountain are, it allows for many options on where to set up the fountain on your backyard, it does not need electricity to function, there is no pollution, it is maintenance free, user friendly as well as environmentally safe and does not require any electrical outlet.
However, weather can slow or stop the functioning of the solar fountain. It works effectively in tropical climate than in temperate regions. Ensure that the pipes are free from any debris that can block the pump.
Solar fountains can also be used indoors; they normally come with an AC adaptor. Depending with the density of the cloud cover, solar fountains can work on cloudy days but the strength of the fountain depends on the brightness of the day. It is important to understand that solar fountain does not store power, hence doesn’t function at night but can function in the winter.