Tag: Successful Example

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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Jun 05

Gunter Pauli Blue Economy

Gunter Pauli

There 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!

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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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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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Aug 06

PlanetSolar

Planet Solar in the sun

PlanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat and sailed around the world only using solar power. As you can see, this was achieved by covering every square inch with solar panels, and then some more, just to get as much power from the sun as possible. The successful circumnavigation of Planet Solar has shown the possibilities …

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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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Sep 15

Frisian E-Performance Challenge

Sunday 18th of September As the title suggests, this is a challenge for electrical boats to see how long and how far electrically powered boats can go. They want to show the public what is possible with electrically powered boats. The race starts at 12pm and the boats are expected to be back in about …

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Sep 06

Ecolution

Ecolution is the creation of Wubbo Ockels. After traveling to space he decided that the earth deserves better, so he built a boat that doesn’t need any fossil fuels, can sail all year long, all around the world. If you have the money, you can order one too! Have a look at the Ecolution Website …

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Aug 13

Solar Powered Inflatable Boat

Solar Power Infaltable Boat

It is possible! That is the good news. Fully solar powered, all you hear is a whisper from the electrical engine. This is great. It looks really relaxed, sailing around without the noise of the traditional noisy engine.

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Aug 09

A Sustainable Boat?

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I was reading an article about an electrically powered boat. Although the main aim of this boat is not to be purely powered by┬árenewable energy, it could be. It is a sailing boat with an electrical engine. The idea is that the two Mastervolt batteries are charged by mains power when the boat is not …

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Aug 06

PlanetSolar – The largest solar powered boat on the planet

PlanetSolar

PlanetSolar 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. …

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