Thanks to Hacknmod tracking down three ways to convert gas lawn mowers to solar and electric, however, I can solve at least the lawn-mower issue. A tidy brown plot is in my future. It also solves another problem – I’m an early bird and can feel the glaring eyes from neighbors’ windows when I crank up my mower at 7 AM on a Sunday. Now, I can mow as soon as the sun comes up for all they care!
Convert your gas mower to a solar electric unit with an electric motor, battery, and solar unit.
Stick a solar panel on your electric mower for free energy.
Or charge your battery with a separate solar unit.
These could make for some fun summer projects! And if you’re the social type, you could even learn how to do this and hold a workshop in your neighborhood or community. Then your neighbors won’t feel the glare of your evil eye when they crank up their loud, gassy mowers.
Oh, and don't forget - if you need to change the oil, there's always cow-fat motor oil.