Powershed is a patent pending solar powered charging station for robotic lawnmowers that simplifies and improves the operation and use of robotic lawn mowers.
Powershed is a new product that allows you to cut the cord and place a robotic mower anywhere the sun shines.
Who Uses Powershed?
The Powershed charging station is ideal for university campuses, corporate campuses, public parks, athletic fields and golf courses.
Robotic lawnmowers can provide several benefits for customers including reducing noise pollution, eliminating emissions and reduce labor costs associated with mowing. Powershed simplifies and improves the operation and use of robotic lawn mowers.
Development of Powershed
Solar Alliance developed the design in cooperation with a researcher from the University of Tennessee and a provisional patent application has been filed with the U.S. Patent Office, which provides intellectual property protection pending a full patent application.
The first Powershed unit has been installed at the University of Tennessee and is currently operating.
How Does Powershed Work?
Powershed utilizes a solar photovoltaic module as a component of the structure.
Incorporating solar ensures Powershed is untethered from a grid-tied power source and is an added benefit for consumers who seek to reduce fossil fuel emissions by transitioning from gas powered mowers to electric robotic lawnmowers.
Powershed further allows for the siting and use of robotic lawnmowers in more remote locations, adding convenience for consumers who would otherwise have to lay surface cords or install underground conductors and outdoor electrical receptacles throughout their property.