Reasons to Use a Solar Powered Electric Fence on Your Property

Posted by Tim White

Harnessing the power of the sun is the most efficient and safest way for people to bring a source of energy into their homes as solar energy can be used for the operation of a variety of devices without polluting the air. In today’s blog post we will talk about the benefits of powering your electric fence with solar energy specifically, and some of the reasons why you should make the switch ASAP. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with standard electric fences but solar ones are definitely the future. Here’s why.

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Animal Safety

This type of fence protects animals from wandering off and getting lost. All you’ll need for it to work is to be exposed to at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. And we all know that sunshine is our best ally here in Australia. Just be sure to check once a month whether the area where you position the solar powered electric fence still gets the needed amount of sunshine in a day. This is important to check because when seasons change, so does the direction of the sunlight.

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Easy to Assemble and Relocate

Fencing your property is very easy once you get the hang of it, and if you change your mind afterward, it won’t take much time to reposition everything. To start with the positioning of your fence, mark the desired area, put stakes every three meters with the electrical wires 22cm from the ground and make sure there’s no vegetation on the fence. At last, just put the solar fence charger with a 12mm galvanized rebar – about a meter will be enough to keep it in place. If you want to change the formation later on, just pull the stakes and the wires out and put them at the desired place with the same distance apart from each other and the ground.

No Power Outages

On a full charge, the fences’ energizer can store enough energy to keep it up and running for about two weeks without any sunlight, which makes it the perfect choice when there’s a drastic change in the weather. Plus, your solar powered electric fence won’t be affected by any power outage that may occur in your area. This kind of fence is not connected to the grid, which means it has a constant flow of solar power regardless of whether your home has electricity or not.

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Control Livestock

Solar powered fences can control where the livestock can ultimately go and that way it helps keep it safe. Plus, it improves the quality of the soil in the area as it enables an even distribution of droppings within that controlled area.

Backup Batteries

If you are worried about your charger running out of energy, you can always get a backup battery and keep it charged in the house at all times. But regardless of the state of the built-in battery, you will need the backup one anyway so when it comes time to change them you will be ready. You should change the battery about every three to four years, depending on how frequently you use it and whether you maintain it properly or not.

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