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Old 08-30-2007, 02:17 PM
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The picture is small but it shows you how the lawn care operation is using solar panels to charge their electric mowers. I think it really makes this business stand out.

They got news coverage for it and they are able to charge a premium for their services.

Do you think it is worth it?

Austin companies make mowing eco-friendly - But a few Austin companies are now trying to make quick lawn mowing the next frontier in the green movement.

With solar panels mounted to their trucks to recharge their electric equipment, they are reducing smog one blade of grass at a time. They buy wind energy to offset carbon emissions (when the electric equipment needs to be plugged in to a conventional socket, coal is being burned), and some power their vehicles with biodiesel.

"It does sound a little hokey, but our mission as an organization is to change how America mows its lawn," said Shawn Gaide, manager of the Austin office of Clean Air Lawn Care. The company, based in Colorado, opened for business here about five months ago.

Then there's Clean Green Lawn Care, with the slogan "We Mow Your Grass Without Gas."

The Austin company typically charges more than conventional lawn-care companies; its rates start at $40.

"Some people say, 'I can get my yard done for $25.' But our machinery is very quiet, and if they don't have to inhale the purple smoke, they like that," said Matt Gatewood, co-owner of the company, which has been in business nearly four months.

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