- Solar Alliance Energy (SOLR) has launched Powershed, a solar-powered charging station for robotic lawnmowers
- The product allows electric robotic lawnmowers to charge anywhere the sun shines, without cords, conductors, or other power sources
- Solar Alliance collaborated on the design with a researcher from the University of Tennessee, where a Powershed unit is installed
- The company has filed a provisional patent application for the intellectual property with the US Patent and Trademark Office
- Solar Alliance Energy (SOLR) is up 20 per cent and is trading at three cents per share
Solar Alliance Energy (SOLR) has launched Powershed, a solar-powered charging station for robotic lawnmowers.
The product allows electric robotic lawnmowers to charge anywhere the sun shines, thereby simplifying and improving operation. Power from the sun will replace other conventional power sources, including surface cords, underground conductors, and outdoor electrical receptacles.
Solar Alliance developed the design in collaboration with a researcher from the University of Tennessee. The first Powershed unit has already been installed at the University and is operational.
The charging station provides various benefits, including reduced noise pollution and reduced labour costs associated with mowing. Powershed also allows users to reduce fossil fuel emissions by transitioning from gas-powered mowers to electric robotic alternatives.
The company has filed a provisional patent application for Powershed with the US Patent and Trademark. Once approved, a full patent application will provide protection for the product’s intellectual property.
Solar Alliance plans to initially offer the Powershed product through its commercial distribution partners and direct sales. The charging station is ideal for university campuses, corporate campuses, public parks, athletic fields, and golf courses.
There is also a possibility that the company may sub-license the product to robotic lawnmower manufacturers, when demand increases. Solar Alliance is currently assessing potential manufacturing partners to assist in marketing the product in North America.
The company’s CEO, Myke Clark, commented on the product launch.
“As an innovative provider of solar energy solutions, we are excited to launch Powershed and provide a convenient charging solution for the fast-growing robotic lawnmower industry.
“We have submitted a provisional patent application with the long-term goal of licensing the technology to regional or national landscaping distributors.
“The robotic lawnmower industry is growing rapidly as customers look for alternatives to gas-powered lawnmowers. This is a simple, elegant technology that will provide further long-term value to Solar Alliance shareholders,” he said.
Solar Alliance Energy (SOLR) is up 20 per cent and is trading at three cents per share at 10:28am EDT.