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Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On March 8, 2010 @ 3:45 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 2 Comments
Ever wished you could sail through the sky? Designer Damien Grossemy  wants to make that dream a reality with his Zep’lin, a flying sailboat  designed for Renault. The vertically-built Zep’lin concept features solar panels  and on-board lithium ion batteries to store extra energy as it soars up above.
According to the designer, Renault  is planning a race around the world in a zeppelin in 2015 as a promotional tool for its line of electric cars. The Zep’lin is Grossemy’s attempt to build a light, aerodynamic structure for the race. No word on whether Grossemy’s design will actually be chosen, but the electric vehicle looks like a fun ride to us! Check out a video of the Zep’lin in action below.
Via Cubeme 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/08/flying-sailboat-soars-through-the-sky-on-solar-power/1renault/
 Damien Grossemy: http://www.coroflot.com/damiengrossemy
 sailboat: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/26/plastiki-boat-made-of-plastic-bottles-prepares-to-set-sail/
 solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/08/flying-sailboat-soars-through-the-sky-on-solar-power/1-4/
 Renault: http://www.renault.com/
 + Damien Grossemy: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_file.asp?from_url=true&portfolio_id=2922480&individual_id=239333
 Cubeme: http://cubeme.com/blog/2010/03/08/flying-sailboat-by-damien-grossemy-a-zeplin-for-renault/
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