Auto Sustainable Catamaran Harvests Energy From the Sea, Sun and Wind

March 17, 2010 / No Comments

self sustaining catamaran1 Auto Sustainable Catamaran Harvests Energy From the Sea, Sun and Wind

For the rich folks who can afford it, there’s a new designer catamaran they can buy. The concept would provide a luxurious eco-trip over the waves, with its ability to harvest energy from the sea, the sun and the wind. The catamaran design is 22-meters long and includes space for 116 batteries inside the hull. It has been designed as an auto-sustainable yacht that is smart enough to generate its own energy using the natural elements it comes in contact with.

When the boat is stationary, the solar panels on the catamaran spread out to collect energy from the sun. As night falls and the solar power can no longer be accumulated, a sub-aquatic 180” telescopic turbine whirls into action to make use of the water current to generate power.

A turbine on its surface lets the catamaran harvest energy from the wind as well. All said and done, you could deploy the boat’s carbon fiber sails to get moving the more orthodox way. Even with all those additions, the catamaran has an interior design free surface of 124 meters.

Source: Bornrich