We have featured different solar powered boats here in iGreenSpot numerous times and today, it’s time for the world’s largest solar powered boat, Turanor to shine.
Water vessels are normally bulky and can hardly be transported without the assistance of some vehicles. Thus, those old school water vessel need ample space, time, and manpower to use. However, you can kiss goodbye to all those bad experiences you have with your old water vessel with the Foldaboat by designers Arno Mathies and Mac Frommeld. Designed for flat-water environment use, the Foldaboat is made by a single sheet of plastic and can be flat-packed to 60×24 inches for easy transportation. With this design, the Foldaboat can surely be a perfect tool for emergency purposes in disaster-affected areas. When unpacked, the foldaboat is an 8-feet boat.
When it comes to global warming responses, solar power is definitely the most popular. We have heard numerous solar powered homes, vehicles, and more. when it comes to boats, the Planet Solar is a boat hailed as the largest solar powered boat in the world. The Planet Solar measures 100 feet long and 50 feet wide. The boat’s covering is composed of 5,300 square feet of Photovoltaic solar panels, which will definitely be responsible for collecting solar power to supply the boat’s electricity needs. With room for fifty passengers, the boat is expected to tour around the world in 2011.
With the limitation of the current houseboat design to be on the open ocean, industrial designer Orhan Cileli has come up with an eco-friendly houseboat design that can survive not only on calm waterways, rivers, inlets, and bays, but to the open ocean as well. This houseboat has enough underlying support that will prevent the houseboat from so wildly on larger waves.
A fishing bobber inspires the houseboats design. It comes with a design wherein the half part of the home is submerged and the other half is the ones floating above sea level. The house has a large floating ring at the beltline that serves also as the homeowner’s exterior deck for lounging purposes and for docking other vessels as well.
The reason this houseboat is perfect for Open Ocean is because, it uses high tensile reinforced acrylic curved panes that make the houseboat strong enough under high volume pressure. Not only that, the acrylic exterior also serves as an instrument of collecting rainwater as the waters flows through the acrylic exterior and goes toward into a channel, then to a storage reservoir. From there, the water will then be purified for drinking and gardening purposes.
The house has the garden and the seawater that serves as its cooling system. The garden works as the filters for sunrays before it can go penetrate the house, and the water that touches the houses’ submerged part works as not only a cooling system but also it lowers heat emissions.
You might think how the house is propelled. This eco houseboat has engines placed on the fourth floor and is powered by the natural oceanic currents with the assistance of a small secondary solar driven turbine.
With this eco-friendly houseboat design, it allows its users to enjoy the comfort of a home while getting close to the sea and the environment at the same time.
Pedal powered vehicle hold on the title of being one of the most eco-friendly vehicles because it produces zero carbon emission, which is obviously safe to the environment. Designer Eliseu Santos joined with other designers in the world in creating eco-friendly vehicles to save the environment and has designed the URB21 or the Human Energy Moving Urban Vehicle, a pedal powered vehicle that has the ability to run a top speed of 45 Miles per Hour. URB21 is a 2m vehicle has all the control placed in both sides of the driver’s seat for easy and comfortable driving, and of course in an eco-friendly way.
Robots are great toys for our kids. But having a solar powered robot is more than just a toy. The Solar Powered robot is an eco 6 in 1 robot. This DIY gadget will let you form a robot dog, a boat, a little moving plane, a desktop plane, a windmill and a solar powered car. The other good thing about this product is that, it you don’t need to be a robotic geek in order to create the 6 possible mini robots. It only contains 25 parts need no screws at all in order to assemble. All you have to do is to follow the simple diagram and you can already have your eco-friendly robot toy.
The Volitan is another eco-friendly boat concept that will let you sail in a normal way without using a fuel, thus less carbon emission. It uses the air and the sun to power up the vessel. The wind power makes the boat possible to sail uninterrupted day and night. Aside from the wind power, the Volitan also has the solar cell panels that collects solar energy and charges the batteries that are responsible for the electric motors that drive the side propellers. The moment this Volitan will be into production, sailing green will never be hard anymore. In addition, it has a futuristic design that made the Volitan not only an eco-friendly icon but also an ambassador or stylish sailing.
Many of the people that wanted to embrace the eco-friendly lifestyle now successfully use Eco-friendly land and air transportation devices. Now is the time for the sea transport to embrace the eco-friendly lifestyle. After the successful launch of the Aptera 2e, Jason Hill and Nathan Armstrong have now revealed a new concept that has the ability to carry the philosophy of the Aptera 2e in the form of a boat powered by a solar loon. This eco-friendly transportation device has solar panels that made more eco-friendly, and the solar loon give the boat a stylish look that made it different to any other ordinary boat.
Fast and eco-friendly is what describes best with this elegant and fantastic Ferrari like looking boat called the R8,8 Catamaran. It runs with an eco-friendly super green biodiesel engine. Meaning, it will not only help people cross the ocean in a snap of a finger but also it will help keep our environment safe. This 29-foother fast boat has a V10 power plant and can be substituted with a pair of V8s for a faster and extra umph. This boat may not be affordable to every body, as it is created for those boat oil-rich geek boat-racing fanatics in Dubai.
The Greenbird is a wind powered vehicle that can be used in land and in ice. This amazing vehicle is aiming to break both the land and ice world speed records. In order to achieve an overwhelming efficiency, The Greenbird vehicle utilizes a combination of technology that can be found on an aircraft and Formula One car. It is made from carbon composites, which made the vehicle takes large forces at top speed and made the vehicle able to transfer up to one ton of side force into the ground as well. In addition, because of the phenomenon known as the apparent wind, The Greenbird is enable of traveling faster then the wind.
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