July 3, 2014
Solar Boat Ra
I'm very impressed with this effort to run a boat on solar power. Couple of folks just started experimenting by themselves with solar energy and thought they could sail cheaper this way then buying fuel all the time and it actually works. The boat RA has 15 solar panels and half of those are used for propulsion directing energy towards 2 electric motors. The other half goes to appliances inside the boat. Just outstanding! The boat is restricted mostly to the inland waterways and not choppy seas but that shouldn't spoil the fun. It's great to see people following their passion this way and making renewable energy system work by taking matters into their own hands. I take my hat off.