Solar-Powered Lawn Mower

It’s lawn week here and we’ve got a weekend project from Lifehacker that will help you transform your lawn mower from a gas guzzling, loud, and eco-impacting machine to one that is powered by the sun.

This project converts a gas mower into an electric powered mower by replacing the gas engine with an electric motor that runs from a 12 volt battery. The battery is charged using a photovoltaic panel (solar panel).
Here’s some more information about electric lawn mowers and landscaping companies that are using them.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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