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What should I power with my solar panels when they're not charging my lawnmower? Answered

So I built a solar charging setup for my electric lawnmower. It involves a 24V, 60W panel setup and a charge controller. It works fine, but it only takes a few days at the most to charge the lawnmower, and the rest of the time it just sits there producing unused power. I'm trying to think of what to do with the power when I'm not charging the mower, but I haven't come up with anything good. Any suggestions?



Best Answer 6 years ago

Charge your strimmer, your drill, your phone, anything with batteries.

Why not charge a bank of batteries to take you off-grid for a chunk of each week?

Thanks for the suggestions. I should have mentioned that the panels are on my garage, which is about 50 feet away from the house, so things like the phone won't work. I might try the drill, though.

I meant your mobile - you can charge batteries in your garage, then move them to wherever you need them.

What have you got - Crystal ball broke.