If you’re into sun and sailing, the Foscat-32 Folding Solar Catamaran – which is still a concept boat — may be for you.
The Foscat-32 uses double layer solar cell panels made of high performance flexible photo-voltaic materials placed on both sides of the main sail. The solar cell panels charge small batteries to power electric motors and drive tubular side propellers.
Motors on both sides of the boat maximize navigation performance. The boat can easily be “u-turned” by using the two DC motors with backward and forward action to turn around a point.
Like this story? Interested in the solar EV/PHEV synergy? Join our Sun Miles® Cluband start meeting & interacting with other people around the world who want to drive, or already are driving, their cars on sun! Register to join us today!