DIY HACK – Solar Powered Lawnmower

Solar Lawnmower


Check out this solar powered lawnmower someone built in Humbolt County. Tight!

An electric lawnmower that utilizes solar power as an energy source will address a number of issues that standard internal combustion engine mowers do not. An electric lawnmower with a solar charger will be easier to use. There is no messy dangerous gasoline to deal with. It will eliminate those pesky trips to the gas station for fill-ups. Just plug the mower into the charging station when not in use and it will be charged and ready for your next mow! Most importantly it eliminates the emissions of an internal combustion mower.

The basic idea is to convert an older non-working gas mower into an electric powered mower by replacing the gas engine with an electric motor that runs from a 12 volt battery. This battery will be charged using a photovoltaic panel(s) (A.K.A. – solar panel). I chose to convert an old gas mower rather than just starting with an electric mower due to cost and so I could design the power output. I also planned on using as many used materials as I can. This will help to save these materials from ending up in our already over filled landfills.

4 Responses to DIY HACK – Solar Powered Lawnmower

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  2. girrrrrrr2 says:

    you can probably use a ac fan motor… and that would be a fast chopping…

  3. Izl says:

    But you still have to push 😛

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