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The solar panels most likely to be used on the SolarNavigator are monocrystaline cells that are 21% efficient, especially assembled and sealed to protect against the ravages of the sea. They are to be matched and balanced for output, and wired in banks with SunTracking electronics. Bluebird Marine Systems will be helping with this task.

 

Unlike other solar vessels, the wings and cells are to be fabricated as integrated units to conserve weight, also looking for a stronger structure and reliable sealing.

 

The panels are to be constructed as moveable wings that angle themselves towards the sun, in a second (physical alignment) phase of sun tracking.

 

 

 

 

 

 How solar panels are made

 

 

 

 

SOLARNAVIGATOR PROJECT TIMETABLE

 

(1) Scheduled start-up date for the action: June 2013

(2) The duration of analysis is 6 months.

(3) The build stage is 6 months.

(4) Fit-out is a further 6 months.

(5) Launch target: January 2015.

(6) The duration of hull testing and navigation trials is 8 months.

(7) Events & hospitality for a further 12 months to September 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

1. MODEL PROGRESS

2. BRUCE THE AUTOPILOT & A BIT MORE

3. STAR WARS - DRONE SATELLITE REMOTE CONTROL, MANUAL OVERRIDE

4. HAL COMPUTER HARDWARE

5. NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS

6. THE EYES AND EARS - HAWKEYE

7. SELF DEFENCE - SCORPION

8. CAPTAIN NEMO - AI ROBOT

9.  LOCAL NAVIGATION EVENT

10. INTERMEDIATE CIRCUMNAVIGATION

11. THE AUTONOMOUS CIRCUMNAVIGATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solarnavigator is a battery electric trimaran with an extremely efficient hull that runs on solar power.

 

 

Email:  Email Max Energy Ltd  or phone UK:

 

+ 44 (0) 1323 831727

+44 (0) 7842 607865

Bluebird Marine Systems trademark blue bird legend

Max Energy Ltd and Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd

Solar House, BN27 1RF, United Kingdom

  

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AUTONOMOUS PROJECT LINKS

 

 

Alloys

Paints - Coatings

Autonomy - Computers - Software

Project Estimates

Batteries

Project Objectives

Composites

PR Events - 

Construction - Modular

Propeller

Diving - Hull survey & repair

Record Attempt

Electronics - Collision Avoidance COLREGS

Screens - 

Galley - 

Solar Arrays - tracking theory PIC PCB  MPPT PV trackers  Actuators & circuits

Hydraulics - Active hull - 

Stealth - Scorpion laser - Mine hunter

Hull Design - Capsize - SWASSH - Lubrication - Mass

Timber - 

Life Support - 

Tank Testing - Open water collision avoidance

Model ConstructionHulls - Wings - W'gens - ROV - AI

Tooling - 

Motors - DC v AC synchronous

Transmission - gearing & prop shaft/seals

Navigation  - Oceanographic Hydrographic Surveying

Treasure hunting - marine archaeology

Paints - Antifouling

Wind Turbines -

 

 

This website is copyright © 2013 Electrick Publications. All rights reserved. The bird logo and names Solar Navigator and Blueplanet Ecostar are trademarks ™.  The Blueplanet vehicle configuration is registered ®.  All other trademarks hereby acknowledged and please note that this project should not be confused with the Australian: 'World Solar Challenge'™which is a superb road vehicle endurance race from Darwin to Adelaide.

 Max Energy Limited is an educational charity.

 

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