The solar panel needs to be placed under direct sunlight for three days to provide enough power. Most solar panels come with a long cord so you can place the panel 'behind the scenes' or out of sight while still under the sun. Photovoltaic cells constructed of silicon make up the solar panel. These are what collect and store energy from the sun.
Most solar-powered features do not store energy for them to be functional during sunless hours. However, there are newer on-demand models that are able to store energy to run the solar fountain's pump on dark hours. Batteries in most solar on-demand fountains are able to store energy enough to power the fountain for up to six hours. Some can power decorative lights that make a lovelier, more mesmerizing display during dusk and nighttime. You can also turn the water on or off when you want to with an on/off switch.
You can choose from a variety of water features. Bird bath fountains are a common type. Solar-powered bird bath fountains are a more preferred type in contrast to fountains powered by electrical outlets. It gives you a wider range of areas to place it, whereas with plug-powered fountains, you have to keep in mind the location of the outlet. For bird baths, it is best to place them in the wide open rather than under trees where birds can be an easy target for cats.
If you have a wall space in your garden, you can adorn your landscape with any of the types of fountain that come in all shapes and sizes, from smaller ceramic water fountains to tierred water features that are usually larger than the rest.
If you decide to get a fountain to beautify your outdoor landscape, it is wise to equip yourself with necessary information. When you go shopping for solar fountains, keep these things in mind.