Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Solar powered lawn mower
converted his car to electric power. He removed the petrol motor from an old lawn mower, replaced it with an electric motor, added a battery in a metal toolbox and bolted a solar panel to the handle. The mower can be simply pointed towards the sun to recharge. Obviously this is not the most efficient use of a solar panel, it would be more efficient to put it on the roof so it could power more than a mower. But it is an interesting demonstration of how straightforward the engineering of the technology can be.