Jun 20

Combi Wind and Solar power (video)

Nov 30

Evernote

Reading Getting Things Done, I realised I have been using an important tool for a long time. Both to collect information, as well as to write down thoughts and concepts. I am talking about Evernote.

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Nov 16

Build a boat in seconds

Ever wanted to build a boat, but did’t have the time? You are not alone. Building a boat is a long process which you don’t want to rush (too much).

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Nov 13

Getting Things Done, with OmniFocus

Lately I try to get things done. Really! With the help of David Allen’s Gettings Things Done strategy, I now use OmniFocus to, well, get things done. For a start, I was really skeptical myself as well. But it works. Especially, or perhaps only, if you go all in.

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Aug 29

Things

Things I use. Daily. Great and easy to use To Do app.

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Aug 18

Ocean Cleanup

Ocean CleanupTwo words: keep dreaming! Or in this case, dream big, and follow your dreams. That is that the Ocean Cleanup initiative, by a young Dutch student from Delft is all about. Bryan Slate is only 20 years old and already working a couple years on this huge project to cleanup all the oceans.

The project turned to crowdfunding to raise the first round of cash. With succes. “After completion, US$ 2,154,282 had been raised, making it ‘the most successful non-profit crowd funding campaign in history’, according to crowd funding platform ABN AMRO’s SEEDS, who facilitated the campaign.

 

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Aug 16

Managing 12 volts

Managing 12 VoltsQuite a while ago I wrote about a useful book for any boat or caravan owner looking to install, or improve, an electrical system. Even with modern technology, you still have to know what you are doing when installing an electrical system that suits your needs.

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Aug 15

KNRM

KNRM Helpt

Sailing is not only about power, but as well as doing the right thing. In the Netherlands, there is a volunteer rescue organisation for the Dutch lakes, rivers and coastal area. Each year they are called into action about 1500 times.

Considering they work on a 100% voluntary basis and receive no government funding, this is a significant achievement.

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Aug 14

Renewable Energy World

Renewable Energy WorldHere at Green Boating we do our best to provide as many resources for anything green and sustainable. Starting today, we will show you interesting apps. These can be apps for saving energy, sailing, or perhaps just a news app focused at boating and renewable energy.

The world we live in, is one of apps and smartphones, so it really make sense to show you all the useful ones out there. The first app we will show you is Renewable Energy World.

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Jul 01

Renaissance of the Modern J-Class

Sailing has been traditionally the greenest of all forms of transportation on thRenaissance Modern J-Classe water. Unfortunately, diesel or gas powered boats can travel faster and are less dependent on the influence of the weather. But there is a new trend, one that looks back at the old J-Class yachts from about 100 years ago. Impressive sailing yachts with very tall masts and a sail area as large as possible to be faster than the competition.

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Jun 29

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Jun 27

How do solar panels work

Solar panels in a field

How do solar panels work?

So how do solar panels work? The Guardian has a series of articles explaining different issues. This one is explaining how solar panels capture the energy of the sun, and generate electricity we can use to make a cup of coffee. Or charge your electrical car. Or, well, you get the point!

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Jun 26

PlanetSolar – the worlds largest solar boat

PlanetSolar is the worlds largest solar boat and sailing around the world at the moment. She is in the Philippines at the time of writing. Their goal is to promote the use of renewable. They do this by showing that renewable energy technologies work as well as by pushing the boundaries of current technology.
Wow, sailing around the world to promote something you believe in, that is pretty cool.

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Jun 26

Green Boating on YouTube

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Jun 05

Gunter Pauli Blue Economy

Blue EconomyThere are many ways too achieve your goal when you want to change. One way can be to slowly make little changes over a long period of time. Or another, more drastic, way is too make a 180 degrees turn around and start doing what you want to do today! Continue reading

May 08

Tesla Powerwall

Tesla PowerwallWell, that is impressive! Before we have even written anything about the new Tesla Powerwall, it is already sold out until next year. They announced, only days after the Powerwall was introduced, that they have 38.000 reservations. That means that they are sold out until mid next year. What makes it even more surprising is that many people were wondering whether there was a market for these expensive batteries in the first place.

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May 07

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Since the beginning of this website, there has been a section for interesting books. It turns out it is very hard to find good books about renewable energy for boats. Luckily, there are a lot of very interesting books out there that we can learn a lot from. Therefore, starting today, this section will have a broader focus.

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Apr 17

Overview of Solar Boats

Solar boats are of course the thing we are looking for here. Small or large, with a traditional design or futuristic ones. Some are designed for recreational purposes while others are build to break records, some are build by professionals and yet others are build by enthusiast. But we love them all!

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Apr 10

How to green your boat

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5 Ways to Green Your Boat

Manitoo Pontoon Boats is building pontoon boats, from small 18″ boats to a bit large 27″ pontoon boats. Their focus is to constantly improve and innovate, a focus which we always appreciate. They are all powered with big outboards, so we were surprised to find a article about how to green your boat.

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Apr 03

BioLite Nano Grid

The BioLite Nano Grid is another very smart invention from the BioLite company. It is a combination of power sharing, flashlight and general light and a charging station.

BioLite Nano Grid

BioLite Nano Grid

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Mar 27

It starts with ambition

I always say it starts with ambition when someone thinks I am dreaming about a future project. Well, that is nothing compared to the dream the team from the Solar Roadway has!

Solar parking lot, it starts with ambition

Testing the solar parkinglot

It starts with ambition

And ambition is what they have plenty of! Paving all the roads with solar panels. Build in LED lights to inform drivers of hazardous situations, build in heating to melt the snow away by using electricity generated from the same panels. Even adaptable parking spots.

You can find more information about the Solar Road at solarroadways.com. They are actual designing, testing and making solar roads. Have a look at their website for all the examples and support they have received to far.  Have a look for yourself what you think of their ambition.

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Mar 23

Kormaran Flying Foldable Boat

Every now and then, we find something for you that makes us say WOW. Well, this foldable flying boat is definitely a prototype we would love to see in real life. The various options are actually really smart to get the most out of the relatively small space you have on a boat. Sun bathing, flying, or just sailing as a trimaran are all possible with this great invention. They having been working on this for many years, and the result so far is impressive.

Kormaran Flying Foldable Boat

Kormaran Flying Foldable Boat

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Jul 02

Going electric from an unexpected source: Harley Electric

Harley electric as in, Harley’s going electric, no joke! I had to read it twice before I believed it. The brand that is so well known for its loud motorbike’s you seriously can’t miss, is doing road tests with an electrical bike. This doesn’t mean that I am a fan of large and loud motorbikes but for me it is an indication how much attention electrical transportation receives at the moment. That, I am very happy with of course!. Whether it is bikes, cars or boats, it all means more research and progress for electrical vehicles.

Harley Davidson Electric

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Jan 28

Surprisingly I love this fact

Reasons Consumers Are Buying Solar

Reasons Consumers Are Buying Solar

Not surprisingly, there are different reasons to “go green”. It doesn’t really matter if we talk about individuals, organisations, nations or campaniles, they all have different reasons to go green.

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Jan 10

Burn baby burn!

Biolite Kettle

Biolite Kettle

As discussed before on these pages, BioLite has invented a way to combine a cozy camp fire with charging your iPhone when you are camping out in the bush. Now you can even make a pot of tea when you get the accompanying BioLite Kettle.

What I always really like about these inventions is the progress we make to make the world a little greener. Of course one cup of tea or a charged iPhone doesn’t change the world, but it proves that the technique is constantly making (small) steps. All we need to do is to continue this process of improvements and innovations and start using these little inventions on a larger scale.

BioLite is selling these BioLite Stoves and accesoires for commercial purposes, but they offer the Home Stove for people who currently cook on open fires, both indoors and outdoors. The Home Stove has a couple important benefits according to BioLite:

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