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Posted at July 13, 2011 by Comments Off

How to turn your vessel into a solar powered boat

Okay, I'm no sailor but we do live in Florida and we have a lot of boats. Inspired by my previous post, Oh no! We missed the World's largest solar powered yacht, I've decided to figure out how we turn all of our floating friends into an ode to solar power and the environment. Greening South Florida's marianas starts with powering our boats in an eco-friendly way. Why not solar? It's benefits include: Fuel savings (gas is getting too expensive!) No more noise (its annoying) Reduced carbon emissions (yay!) Reduced risk of engine failure (i.e. permanently powered hand-helds, no more fears of being stranded at sea) Steps: Figure out how many solar ...

Oh no! We missed the world’s largest solar powered yacht

A quirky bit of irrelevant news... The world’s largest solar powered yacht, the “Turanor,” made a pit stop in Miami and we missed it. It was docked at the Miami Beach Marina for four days last November. CNN: Turanor" -- so-named after a word that means "power of the sun" in J.R.R. Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy -- has so far stopped at Miami, the Galapagos Islands and Cancun, in Mexico -- the latter during the United Nations World Climate Conference. According to news coverage the boat looks like “a space ship and is covered with ...

Posted at June 09, 2011 by Comments Off