Solar Powered Electric Fences Offer Significant Advantages for Farmers

Written by Farm Supply Store.

Many farms have decided to start using a solar powered electric fence in recent years. They provide several practical benefits over traditional choices such as barbed wire. They are safe for livestock, easy to use and can help to protect the environment. Here are some of the many reasons why an electric fence might be the right choice for your farm:

Protects Livestock: You can position a solar powered electric fence anywhere as long as there is adequate sunlight. This will help keep your cattle or other livestock out of dangerous areas. It’s a safe and humane option that keeps livestock where it belongs without the potential for injury or death. It serves as a smart alternative to a barbed electrical fence, which not only causes pain for animals but can be deadly if the animal becomes stuck on the fence and is electrocuted.

Can Be Used Anywhere There Is Sunlight: One of the main advantages of using a solar powered electric fence for your livestock is that it can be used anywhere — even in remote locations where there is no access to a direct power source. By installing solar power chargers at locations throughout your ranch or farm, you can be assured that your electric fence will work. You’ll need to make sure that your fence is getting at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. You might need to adjust the position of the solar panels as the seasons shift to get better access to the sun.

Flexibility: Along with having the flexibility of setting up a perimeter regardless of access to electricity, having a solar powered electric fence also means that you can quickly and easily move your barrier and change the areas that are off-limits for your cattle. This can be useful if you need to keep livestock from grazing in certain areas or you need to reseed parts of your field.

Ease of Assembly: Putting together an electric fence is easier than you might think. By setting up posts at regular intervals and installing the solar fence charger, you’ll basically be all set to launch your solar powered electric fence.

Long-Lasting: Solar powered electric fences are durable and reliable, even when sunlight isn’t available. Because they can store solar energy, products such as a Gallagher fence can last for up to two weeks even when clouds or other factors have meant that direct sunlight isn’t an option.


Farm Supply Store supplies a wide range of electric fences — including their own Field Guardian brand — along with other electric fence accessories and gates for farm, dairies and ranches. They also sell products for home use such as electric dog fences.