Solar Charging Our Electric Lawn Mower

2008 Solar Panel Setup

We have written over the past two years about the Solaris cordless electric, first in 2008 when the first model was introduced and again last year in 2009 when we received the new model. Part of our excitement back in 2008 was that this was the first mass produced electric lawn mower which came with an optional solar charging station. When used, this lawn mower then would cost absolutely nothing to operate as well as would generate absolutely no direct (compared to a gas powered lawn mower) … [Read more...]

Solaris Electric Cordless Self-Propelled Lawn Mower – Year 2

Backyard Grass

Editor's Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in its third year? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++++++++++ A few weeks ago I wrote about the changes, or to be more accurate the lack thereof, with the Solaris, Epic and Utopia electric battery powered self propelled lawn mower, the one with the optional solar charging station. At the time, the snow had … [Read more...]

Long Term Home Energy & Water Conservation Tips – 3

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Savings and Water Savings Guide, 2nd Edition We have reviewed over the summer and fall all the different categories of home energy and water conservation tips from our Energy Savings Guide, except one. Today we start our review of the home energy and water reduction ideas which are more strategic, more long term and which apply to all the different … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 6

2008 Epic Mower

Editor's Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in 2011, 3 years later? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++++++++++ The 5 articles earlier this week were devoted to reviewing the new 2009 Solaris lawn mower (here is the direct link to Part 1 in this series in case you missed them). However, it is one thing to perform a product review in isolation. It is … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 5

Front Lawn After Solaris Lawn Mower Use

Editor's Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in its third year? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++++++++++ After reviewing the features on our new 2009 Solaris electric self-propelled lawn mower, we gave it a quick test drive. Now, to be honest I was so excited to use my new toy that I forgot to adjust the the mower height. After a few seconds of … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 4

Solaris Brushless Moter Lawn Mower

Yesterday in Part 3 we reviewed the batteries for the 2009 model of the Solaris electric self- propelled lawn mower. Today I wanted to review the Terra Phase electric brushless motor which comes with this mower regardless of whether it is the Epic, Utopia or Solaris brands. The brushless motor is said by it's manufacturer to be the quietest motor for any powered lawn mower. I can believe it. This motor in the 2008 Epic mower we had last year was certainly much more quiet than any of … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 3A

Editor's Note: I had a technology issue arise with the original Part 3 posting in this series. Therefore I have had to republish the article again. As for the comments to the original part 3 article I have added them to this republished article. Apologies for any inconvenience. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In Part 2 yesterday we reviewed many of the features of the 2009 Solaris lawn mower with the Terra Phase brushless motor. Today we look at the batteries. As mentioned … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 2

Rear Solaris Grass Catcher

Editor’s Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in 2011, 3 years later? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++ Yesterday, in Part 1, we began our review of the Solaris battery operated self-propelled lawn mower with the optional solar charging station. Today we continue to look at its features. The 2009 Solaris comes delivered ready to mulch the grass. … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 1

Solaris Packaging

Editor’s Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in 2011, 3 years later? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. ++++++++++ Last year we were the first (or at least among the first) to write about the new collection of lawn mowers from Linamar Consumer Products which were sold under the Solaris, Epic and Utopia brand names in the United States (on a limited basis) and … [Read more...]

SaniDry Dehumidifier – Part 1 – My New Energy Savings Toy

Portable Dehumidifiers

Last year, I acquired 4 new energy conservation toys which we wrote many articles on with of course pictures, specifically: Solar Charged Electric Lawn Mower Exterior Solar Shades Retractable Screens Solar Air Heater Each of them helped to reduce the direct and indirect consumption of non-renewable energy resources in our home, reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated in and around our home, and reduced to varying degrees our electric, home heating and home cooling … [Read more...]

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