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Noha’s Solar Ark?

This all weather kayak reminds me or Noha’s Ark… this could also develop into a military missile or torpedo to attach enemy ships!

Solar Voyager is a project carried out by a couple of friends Isaac Penny and Christopher Sam Soon for the past four years and has seen really became reality last June 1 to leave terra firma. There is a long road ahead, and possibly reaching end French, Spanish or Portuguese coasts, depending on weather conditions.

With a size of four meters long and one meter wide, the “kayak” has enough room for two solar panels that give life during the four months last estimate that route. It’s funny, but the guys are looking for people at different points where you can get Solar Voyager, as the vehicle will reach that point in October, and none will be there to receive it. It is possible to follow the direct course of Solar Voyager, this link, and the time when we write these lines, it takes 526 kilometers. The statistics are updated every 15 minutes via satellite. As the boat was designed in the United States but actually created in Singapore. Almost everything in it has been created quite a craft, and carries solar panels 240W. Obviously this is a type of panels designed to withstand bad weather and moisture will live for many months in the middle of an ocean.

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Solar-powered boat arrives in Baldwinsville

2012-05-24-mjg-Solar1.JPGThe Solar Star boat skippered by Robert “Bull” Meacham of Arizona turns in the Seneca River before docking at Cooper’s Marina in Baldwinsville. The boat was towed 2,300 miles from Arizona on land and put in water at Tonawanda, NY.

 

When Robert “Bull” Meacham brings his 23-foot boat to shore, he says he often hears the same question: “Where’s the gas cap?”

His answer is always the same: The boat doesn’t have one, because it’s solar-powered. The solar panels on the roof power the batteries, and the batteries power the motor.

“We’ve been driving this since Buffalo, and we haven’t put a dime in it,” he said early Thursday evening after he and two compatriots arrived at Cooper’s Marina along the Seneca River in Baldwinsville.

After towing the boat on a three-day, 2,300-mile trip from…

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