Story: Wind and solar power

Solar-powered lawnmower

Solar-powered lawnmower

No more back-breaking Saturdays pushing a recalcitrant lawnmower around the section for this fortunate gentleman. The world’s first solar-powered lawnmower was demonstrated in action on a Lower Hutt lawn in 1994.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/3494/21A-F
Photograph by Ray Pigney

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Veronika Meduna, 'Wind and solar power - Solar energy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 12 Jun 2006