Solar Water Pumping

DIY increase your water pumps solar power

Need more power for your water pump? No problem! We've put together a few videos and guides on how you can improve the performance of your solar water pump kit. We have simple options from cutting / splicing your wires to using one of our simple plug and play adapters that allows you to increase the power of your water pump system. Need some inspiration for water projects using our solar water pump kits? See some examples from our customers here. Tools...


Solar Pond Aeration & Fountain Project

Converting the backyard pond with an AquaJet series solar pump kit Below you'll find a quick overview of how we converted an old "plug-in" style water pump with a AquaJet Pro 24V night and day solar pump kit made by Silicon Solar. If you're interested in a building a solar powered waterfall, check out this project.  The details of the pond:Existing AC Pump: 50 watts(much oversized) The goal?: Replace the existing AC pump which stopped working with the AquaJet solar pump kit....


Water Features Retrofit with Solar Pump Kits

Ideas for retrofitting your existing water feature using our solar pump kits We believe in sharing the many ways you can use our solar pump kits to retrofit your existing water feature. If you're looking at a standard water feature that is powered by a normal plug in pump, check out the examples below on how you can change your normal pump to a 100% solar powered solution with no electric bill or long extension cords. Multi tier water fountain feature...


Customer Solar Water Features Examples

Examples from our customers on how they've used our solar pump kits We've put together a short collage on how our customers have used their solar water pump kits to transform their garden projects. You can find the products used in each example linked below each video. We have a few additional project guides below:Build a solar waterfall using our AquaJet 24V pump kit Convert your backyard pond (300G) from a plug in pump to solar powered.  Multi-tier water feature with the AquaJet...


12 to 24V Solar Pump Kit Troubleshooting Guide

Let's get your water pump back up and running! We've put together this simple guide to help our customers with some basic solar water pumping troubleshooting. We also have some simple cleaning instructions for your water pumps here, however most of these topics are included below. Need some inspiration for water projects using our solar water pump kits? See some examples from our customers here. If you would like to learn how you can increase the size of your solar panels charging...


Solar Waterfall Project

Solar Waterfall Pump Project on the Balcony We decided to use the AquaJet Pro 24V Night and Day solar water fountain pump kit to build a small waterfall on our terrace. It was a fun project which turned out beautiful at the end. We also put together another DIY backyard water pond project Solar Pond Aeration & Fountain Project using the AquaJet 24V Pro kit. The final product (without having tubing connected). I decided it made sense to try without the...


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...


Do I have to use my battery with the AquaJet Pro 9V Kit?

No you do not.  If you do not want to use the battery, then you can just connect the panel and pump into each other.  People choose to do this because of appearance or because they do not care if the pump does not run longer or more often when not using the battery.


Do Solar Fountain Pumps Work?

Of course.  When installed correctly and with the solar panel placed in the sunlight during the day, solar fountain pumps work great!  All of the solar pumps at Silicon Solar feature high-quality pumps using the latest technology and high-efficiency solar panels.  Additionally, all of our solar pumps are designed to be plug-n-play simple to setup and run - and require little, or no, lifetime maintenance.


I am making my own fountain. What size pump do I need?

The most important rating for a fountain pump is the head rating, or the maximum height that the pump can lift water upwards. This is important for determining whether or not a pump has enough power to physically lift water up a desired height. Normally the pump should be slightly oversized (for example, a 3.5 foot rated pump for a 3 foot fountain) rather than undersized because a nozzle can be put on the pump to reduce flow if...


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