Design firm Duffy London has developed a custom yacht dubbed Solaris Global Cruiser that can be 100-percent powered by the sun. Expected to be completed in 2020, the 144-foot yacht packs 5,200-HP, capable of propelling the yacht at a cruising speed of a very respectable 28 knots, and a top speed of 45 knots.
“As a medium, a large yacht, boat or ship is a perfect proving ground for these technologies, as it provides an environment that is almost entirely enclosed. It must be able to produce its own fresh water, deal with its own waste and provide its own power.
Solar panel and battery technologies are currently progressing in huge leaps where they now have their own form of Moore’s Law (used for computer processing power) and we can apply a version of this law to make this concept a feasible one”.
For more info visit Duffy London’s website.