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Digital Subscriptions > Kitchen Garden Magazine > 262 - July 2019 > SOLAR POWER FOR THE GARDEN SHED


Why not harness the sun to power your garden or allotment? Ben Russell shows how accessible this is to the everyday DIY-er
Cordless electric garden tools like this 36v hedge trimmer from Makita open up the opportunity to garden with solar power
Photos: Ben Russell unless stated
A solar panel on a shed can provide independent power for lighting and charging devices and tool batteries. This installation by

Solar power has always been at the heart of gardening. Sunlight is, after all, the energy that makes our garden plants grow. In the last few years it has become very easy to convert that same sustainable energy into electricity and use it to light our sheds, charge our phones and tablets, and even charge our cordless gardening equipment. It’s less complicated than most people imagine, by no means unafordable, and there’s a lot of satisfaction to be had in a little of-grid independence and cutting back our reliance on fossil fuels.

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