Sunday, 25 September 2016

Green-powered boat prepares for round-the-world voyage

Source: The Guardian, 12th September 2016, by Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse /The Guardian/ reported, "(...) Dubbed the “Solar Impulse of the seas”, the first boat to be powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen hopes to make its own historic trip around the world. (...) “We are going to be the first boat with an autonomous means of producing hydrogen,” says Frenchman Victorien Erussard, (...) The plan is for the boat’s batteries, which will feed the electric motors, to be powered in good weather by solar and wind energy, explained the 37-year-old merchant navy officer. “If there’s no sun or wind, or if it’s night, stored hydrogen – generated by electrolysis powered by the solar panels and two wind turbines – will take over,” he said. (...)"

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