Price, Catherine
July 2008
Popular Science;Jul2008, Vol. 273 Issue 1, p64
This article describes a sun-powered sailboat designed by a Turkish design firm. The designers wanted to create an emissions-free, engine-assisted boat that used no fuel. The Volitan is powered by only the sun and wind. Two solar-panel-covered wing-like sails power the sailboat when there is wind and deliver electricity to the two engines when there is no wind. The computer-controlled wings track the sun and wind and solar energy is stored in batteries.


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