Solar powered water features take the hassle out of installing and maintaining a garden water feature. There are no wires to bury or protect and the natural sunlight already making your garden look beautiful will make sure that there is always a steady stream flowing. It is the ultimate, all natural alternative to living on a mountain, next to a bubbling brook. A� An important consideration you must make when deciding on a solar powered water feature is how powerful it must be in order to move the water you would like to move. Many pumps have output levels that will be beyond your need. You will end up having a garden feature that runs intermittently or not at all. The larger your stream or even waterfall, the more space the solar panel will require in order to power it. A good solar powered feature will have a battery backup, that way when the garden feature is not in use, the solar panel will store energy for the next session. It will be important for you to have a switch if you would like to use your water feature in this manner. If you do not have a switch, your feature will simply run in in-climate weather and on sunny days, as long as it has power enough to do so. A� The solar range of water features varies by how much water you wish to move and how much sunlight you can absorb with an acceptably sized solar panel. It all depends on the equipment. The real solar range of garden features is your imagination. If you are creative enough, the options are limitless. From a small pond that just needs to keep from being stagnant to a creek that runs the span of your garden. A� An outdoor space that has a solar powered water feature will surely attract attention. And, without the necessity for costly electrician work, you can be enjoying your new garden stream in a weekend. People of all ages and experience levels have had success setting up a new solar powered feature. One of the most important things for you to do is ensure that your water is taking a decorative and desirable path. Make a nice grade for the water to roll down and use a bucket to measure how must water you would like to travel at one time down the stream. Then when you go to the store you will have a better idea of what size pump and solar panel to set up. Be sure to bring drawings and diagrams dictating what you would like so that an expert can advise you. Specificity is the important factor in a good job.