Monthly Archives - May 2014

How Do Solar Fountain Pumps Work?

Solar Fountain Pumps work very simply.  There are two main types of solar fountain pumps to look at:Solar Fountain Pumps with Batteries:In this type of solar fountain pump, the solar panel charges a battery (6v or 12v) which is used to power the pump.  This allows these solar pumps to operate during the night or on cloudy days.Solar Fountain Pumps without Batteries:In this type of solar fountain pump, the solar panel directly powers the pump.  This means that the...


Why does my solar panel not seem to work even though only one small part of it is covered up/in the shade?

A solar panel is actually just a casing that holds multiple small solar cells. These are the blue or dark-blue squares inside the solar panel that are actually absorbing the light and producing the energy. Each individual cell has its own voltage and amperage that are normally both very small. By combining these small cells together, the voltage and amperage can be combined into the larger output which is what the entire solar panel is rated for. Connecting cells...


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