Student invents first solar-powered lawnmower

Post Date: Jun 2008

A Sydney schoolboy has successfully engineered what is thought to be the world's first solar powered lawnmower.

Vaughan Watson used second-hand parts, including an old radiator to create his masterpiece.

"It runs for four hours off the battery, that's a four-vault battery. It takes 48 hours to charge in the light and it does a great job on lawns," Vaughan Watson said.

The mower, which is emission free, cost about $1,000 to put together