The Richmond 2 Tier Solar-on-Demand Birdbath/Fountain combines classic fountain design with state-of-the-art solar technology. (Sorry, this is out of stock. A restock date is not available.)
Constructed of lightweight but durable polyresin, it has the look of stone or unglazed white ceramics.
"Solar-on-Demand" means that it not only works in direct sunlight, it also stores power in a rechargeable battery so that the fountain can work up to 4 hours during cloudy weather or at night.
The pump can be used in the OFF position, which lets the fountain run in direct sunlight and having extra solar energy stored for use at night.
Or, you can keep the fountain "On," which will let the fountain run off of the battery if the sun goes behind a cloud, while also storing energy in the battery. (Note: if you want to ensure that this fountain works at night, we recommend keeping the fountain OFF so that the battery can fully charge for evening use.)
Polyresin construction means the fountain can easily be moved around your property, or taken inside during cold weather to prevent freezing water from damaging the 50 GPH solar pump.
Flexibility in placement is provided by an included 9.5 foot cord that lets you place the solar panel almost 10 feet away from the fountain.
Place the fountain where you like (even in shade or a covered balcony) and it will work great as long as the solar panel gets full sun for between 4 and 6 hours per day.