SOL Solutions

>>> SOL Solutions

SOL Solutions has several nifty looking solar energy products. Not sure how some of them might play on a boat, but their portable power unit could be very handy if you are building "remote" from utilities.

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You can combine up to three panels for more generation. Neat design.

Mobile Solar Generators

PLUG AND PLAY PORTABLE GREEN POWER NOW!

Perfect point of use, off the grid, alternative to old paradigm, noisy gas generators.

Clean, silent, renewable energy that you own, with no ongoing costs ever!

One small, easy to move, all in one integrated unit, ready to point towards the sun at your best location, and deliver up to 1200 watts of AC power, and 12 volts DC power,
and even charge all your Ni-Mh smaller batteries.

Elegantly designed unit including, one 135 watt photovoltaic panel, three 100 amp/hour deep cycle sealed batteries, solar charge controller, watt Meter, 1500 watt inverter/charger, external AC/DC plugs.

All in a sleek, simple, two-wheel, cart.

McGowan Marine Design – LeBlanc 24

>>> McGowan Marine Design – LeBlanc 24

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Some time ago we had a link to a neat solar/electric concept design by McGowan Marine Design, the Sulis.

Laurie recently commented on that page pointing us to updates for the design, the addition of the Draketail, more hull information and this LeBlanc 24 prototype with a similar hull.

I’m so impressed to see a designer admit to some faults (and include the proposed fixes) on the LeBlanc design… that’s nice honesty!

Greenline Hybrid

>>> Greenline Hybrid

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Here’s a very nice looking, 33′ commercial diesel-electric hybrid setup. Design goal calls for a battery range of about 20 miles, which would be enough for a lot of little day trips on its own.

The mission of this “Volksboat” is to increase the comfort and reduce the cost of boating in a significant way – while drastically reducing the carbon emission footprint of a boating family. With the absence of smoke, noise or wake in a port, marina or an anchorage the Greenline 33 will change the way motor boating is enjoyed by the owner and also how it is perceived by the boating society.

She should be equally attractive to seasoned motor boaters, sailors and newcomers to boating, offering more room, comfort, fun and value for money than any comparable boat.