Solar Powered Fountain

Solar powered fountains come in a variety of designs and are made from different materials.

One of the most popular ranges is made from copper. They look terrific when first installed, and after a few years they develop a coating called a patina, which changes the colour gradually to a richer tone. This is caused by the interaction of the air and water which is perfectly natural and causes oxidisation. The one shown here is a solar powered bird bath.

Solar powered fountain

Using solar powered fountains is not only great for the environment, but great for your pocket, because they cost nothing to run. The electrical power is generated from the sun which shines on a solar collector which changes the sun’s energy into electrical power. Clean and free!

They require very little maintenance. Apart from wiping the solar collectors to keep them cleat of dust and grime and opening up the pump to clean out and build up of rubbish, there is really nothing else to do.

The rechargeable batteries will last up to 25 years. Solar powered fountains require no mains wiring or transformers. For this reason they can be sited even in remote locations. They are fully independent of conventional electrical power.