Increased Use of Renewable Energy
Mean Green electric mowers remove the dependence on fossil fuels. You can use renewable energy generation to charge your mower batteries. Weather using your own solar panels, or purchasing renewable energy through your utility, the only way to move to meet carbon emission reduction goals is to do away with unnecessary use of fossil fuels.
The Increased Use of Electric Lawn Care Equipment in Vermont
While there were just a few commercial-grade battery-electric lawn mowers operating in Vermont in 2016, during the 2020 mowing season there were about 30 operated by seven lawn care contractors, a few farms, two homeowners associations, the VT Department of Forestry, Parks and Recreation, the Burlington Parks and Recreation, and the University of Vermont.
Each of these mowers are saving their owners $3 to $5 per hour in operating costs due to the lower cost of electricity versus fuel, and lower maintenance and repair costs. And since each of these commercial mowers is being used instead of a conventional mower that burns an average of 1 gallon of fuel per hour, which releases approximately 20 lb of CO2, if each of these mowers was operated for an average of 300 hours during the mowing season, they collectively saved about 9,000 gallons of fossil fuel and displaced about 180,000 lbs of CO2 emissions.
Another encouraging development thousands of low-horsepower electric walk-behind mowers that are also now being operated by homeowners and renters Vermont, as well as many more thousands of high quality battery-electric “chore tools” including chain saws, string trimmers, and leaf blowers being used by contractors, homeowners/renters, and institutions. All these electric lawn care tools are also eliminating the consumption of thousands more gallons of fossil fuel, and eliminating hundreds more tons of CO2 emissions.