Can I use solar power to run my pond aerator?
It’s a question that’s coming up more and more often. And I have to admit that I’d be asking the same question myself if I were in your shoes. Solar just makes a lot of sense when it comes to running something like pond aeration, at least on paper.
There are small pond fountains, in particular, that are running off solar, but what we’re talking about here is the concept of powering a large pond aeration system.
I’m not intimately familiar with all things solar and I wouldn’t consider myself and expert on the technology at all but I do have a few tips to share with you on the subject here.
I’m very pro-solar and admire the people who end up powering part or all of their home appliances with help from the sun. It’s a grand, eco-friendly idea and I hope that legislators and the powers that be will make this way of producing energy more affordable and accessible for everyone.
In terms of running a pond aerator with solar power, it’s certainly possible to do it. But there are some challenges to it and I wanted to address those below.