Category Archive: Renewable Boating

All post about renewable energy and boats will use this category.

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, …

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May 08

Tesla Powerwall

Tesla Powerwall

Well, 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 …

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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

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 …

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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.

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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! It starts with ambition And ambition is what they have plenty of! Paving all the roads with solar panels. Build in LED lights …

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Jan 28

Surprisingly I love this fact

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!

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 …

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Oct 28

BioLite Stove – Electricity from fire

BioLite in action

As you might have noticed, I have a very broad interest, both related to renewable energy for boats and in general.  The BioLite Stove is an example of something different that caught my attention. To me, it shows the technological progress that is being made all around us and all the new possibilities of energy generation. …

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Oct 14

Zero Emission Ferry from France

The french ship yard STX France has introduced a novelty in the nautical industry. They built a fully electrical, zero emission ferry. Instead of using traditional batteries to power the electrical engines, they opted for super capacitors. The advantage of the super capacitor is that that they are cheaper to use and can be charged …

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Oct 02

Green Boating at Pinterest

Pinterest

You can find the Green Boating Blog on Pinterest for a selection of beautiful pictures.  Funny, witty, pretty, smart, thoughtful, exciting, inspiring, you can find it all! There are some spots you don’t want to ruin with a noisy or smoking diesel engine, there are some boats just to pretty while others already look green because …

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Aug 29

Athena

One of the most beautiful and impressive yachts built in the recent past. Built in the Netherlands by the founder of Netscape and couple other companies in Silicon Valley. Impressive. Gracious. Just a pure beauty. 90m of immense power. One of the largest sailing yachts. Athena These are just a couple of words or sentences …

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Jul 27

The Story of Change

I already mentioned the story of stuff in a post a couple of years ago in a post because I really liked the video. Today I saw a new video of the Story of Stuff project, called The Story Of Change. After they first analysed all the “stuff” that we own, use, and get rid of, …

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Jul 15

Video of an electrical boat in Seatle

I just saw this video of a guy who made his own electrical boat and wanted to share it with you. The guy is having a great time in his self build wooden, electrical boat. The only thing he is still missing is some solar panels!

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Jul 14

Rising energy prise are good for Renewable Energy

The Germand energy giant RWE warns  for rising energy priss. The price for LPG and electricity will continue to rise. They warn us about the impact this has on everyones energy bill. This is bad news for consumers. They are afraid that especially the low income households will have difficulties paying their energy bills. Rising …

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Jul 10

Electrical boat from an unexpected place

Grove Boats Aquabus 1050T

You would expect a solar powered boats to come a sunny place like Florida or perhaps a country focussed on renewable energy like Germany. And surely not from the mountains. But the swiss do not only make watches, they build electrical boats, like this Aqua Bus 850 T, too. I am always positively surprised about …

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Jul 08

The Dong Solar Challenge has started

The Dong Solar Challenge has kicked off again! The international World Cup for Solar Powerd Boats has started in the North of Holland for the fourth time already. The Dong Solar Challenge started in 2004 as the Nuon Solar challenge and is regularly compared to the solar challenge for cars held in Australia . And just …

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May 16

Sneak peak of the Chinese engine

This is the big brother.

Many companies use the word “green” freely. As soon as something pollutes less, it is called “green”. That sounds great! Less horrible pollution is what we all want, isn’t it?

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Apr 20

Help, I’m addicted!

It is electrical, quiet and moves around so smoothly! What is it? The electrical Smart!

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Feb 27

Let me know what you think!

It would be great to hear why you are interested in the Green Boating blog. Personally I would love my boat to be greener, but the both the costs and the ease of use still prevent me from making my boat totally “green”. The Poll Please fill out the small poll and let me know …

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Dec 24

Happy Holidays!

The Green Boating Blog hopes you have a great time with family and friends and wishes you Happy Holidays! Maybe next year will be the year that you can make your boat just a little bit greener. Maybe installing an electrical engine, a solar panel, or just reducing your energy consumption by using efficient lighting. …

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Dec 18

A variety of energy sources

Windmills at sea

My goal is to have a boat that can go for hours using just an electrical engine. Preferably using a powerful engine so I can go a bit faster than a snail. To create a “green boat”, I need access to green energy. Otherwise I would use electricity that is generated with gas or coals. …

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Nov 02

Saving Energy on Board

Energy efficiency on board As with any project, there are many aspects that are important to make the whole project successful. Building a boat that can be powered solely by renewably generated energy is no different. Everything has to work together to make sure the boat can sail for as long as desired while being …

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Oct 11

Interesting observation about renewable and nuclear energy

As you might have noticed, I added some Google Adds to support this website. Every time you click on an add on my site, I receive a couple cents. I use this to maintain this website and hope to cover the cost this year. So you know what to do to get me a buck …

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Sep 28

Frysian E-Power Challenge 2011

Frysian E-Power Challenge Last Sunday I spent the day in Sneek to watch 21 one electrically powered boats compete in the Frysian E-Power Challenge. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too good and I didn’t envy the guys and girls sitting in their boats sailing around Friesland for more than 4 hours. I wanted to see this …

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