Nearly the entire outer surface of giant ocean yacht SolarImpact is covered in solar panels, allowing endless cruising in comfort without worrying about fuel.
The yacht is covered with 300 sq.m. solar panels that generate 320 kWh per day in good weather. When with a length of 24 meters and a mass of 70 tons, it can reach speeds of up to 22 knots (48 km / h) with an engine of 1341 hp. To store energy, the vessel is equipped with a battery, the charge of which is enough for 10 hours of movement at cruising speed. In parallel, he partially recovers from the sun.
If you wish, you can move continuously, but then the maximum speed will not be about 9 km / h. In this mode, a trip around the world will take half a year. By comparison, a conventional yacht would burn about 100 liters of fuel per hour at 18.5 km / h..
However, in bad weather conditions or for extended driving at high speed, two additional diesel engines can be used. At the same time, the drive systems are automated, thanks to built-in artificial intelligence, which allows one person to make any maneuvers.
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The interior of the ship is as fantastic as its exterior. The yacht has several rooms for 10 guests and one crew member. Full conceptual 3D model presented in Cannes.
Earlier, The Advantaged announced the launch of Arkup floating residential buildings, which are able to move independently on water and have their own power supply systems., water treatment and can withstand a Category 4 hurricane.
text: Sid Nietzsche, photo and video: SolarImpact