Husqvarna may be better known for their havoc wreaking chain saws that can cut through trees like a knife through warm butter, but this little beast is making friends with Mother Nature. Already in her good graces, the Electric Automowers cut down on Greenhouse gas emissions by taking gasoline out of you the yard care equation. This Solar Hybrid model takes Husqvarna's eco-friendly courting to the next level by adding a massive solar panel to the top.
The Solar Automower still needs to charge with conventional electricity, but its solar panel allows it to maintain some of its power as it mows, increasing the amount of mowing it can do with less conventional energy consumption. This only applies to sunny days of course, but its a start. The added bonus of the solar panel, is that larger laws get mowed faster, because the robots do not need to return for power as often.
Just like other mowing robots, the Solar Automower charges in a charging dock that it automatically returns to when it's hungry for more juice. Unlike the other automowers in Husqvarna's line this robot is made from 90% recycled materials and is made locally in their factory in London (rather than their China factory).
Availability currently varies so you'll have to check with your local Husqvarna dealer if you want to buy one. For dealer locations and full specs visit Husqvarna.com.