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Eco Trends | Boat Trend | Solar Boats | Trendspotting

28-04-2011 Solar Powered Boats become a Worldwide Eco Trend

We’re versed in the inventions of solar powered land vehicles. But what could be more exposed to solar rays than a boat, gliding along the sea’s troughs, always outdoors or otherwise docked outdoors. Just as well this green trend is becoming rampant offshore. Marine vessels such as the

31 metre long ‘Turanor Planet Solar’, generate energy to propel via solar panels and photovoltaic cells. These are built onto the

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surfaces of the
boats. Energy is also collected to power electric motors and storage batteries used onboard. The year of 2007 saw 5 Swiss sailors pilot a solar powered boat across the Atlantic Ocean in the name of activism for climate change; while Sydney Harbour is preparing for ‘Solar Sailor’, a passenger ferry whose movable wing-like solar panels can also act as sails.

Image sources: energex.com, treehugger.com

Content source: ecofriend.com, Blog Directory for Sydney, NSW

Next trends: 'Garden of Eden Desirability', 'Energy from your Balcony'

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