SOLAR BOAT MODEL 1997
Solar Boat model by Jorma Ponkala
In the Rauma Art Museum exhibition, Jorma Ponkala's model of a solar boat (said to be under construction) was presented as a model in 1997. The boat's materials compose a layered structure in which injected polystyrene foam is used as core material. Interior and exterior surfaces are made of fiberglass and epoxy. Because of the materials and structure, the boat is unsinkable. It has excellent stability and is nearly self-righting.
Aurinokvene, Solar Boat, model 125 x 40 x 28
and when this model is constructed full size, it is hoped solar panels will produce sufficient energy for
propulsion and cooking. Hence, no fossil fuels will be needed. Wind power can
be utilized also via a kite sail. In ideal conditions, its solar power in
Finland is estimated to be sufficient for
100 km in 24 hours.
Jorma Ponkala, Ylökyläntie 32, 25610 Ylönkylä, Finland
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Free time with solarboats :
In Germany : Walking with solarboats in Nordhorn
Energy - Environement
Planair in La Sagne Switzerland.
Solar energy links
SSES, Société Suisse Energie Solaire Switzerland
Service cantonal de l'Energie, Neuchâtel Switzerland
Futurebike, Human Powered Vehicles (HPV) Switzerland
A lot of links in Austria
Another Solar Navigator (test rig) heading into wind - the latest
design in soon to be on display for the Jules Verne Solar Trophy
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