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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

renault,  zep'lin, zeppelin, ev [1]

Ever wished you could sail through the sky? Designer Damien Grossemy [2] wants to make that dream a reality with his Zep’lin, a flying sailboat [3] designed for Renault. The vertically-built Zep’lin concept features solar panels [4] and on-board lithium ion batteries to store extra energy as it soars up above.

zep'lin, renault, airship, ev [5]

According to the designer, Renault [6] 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.

+ Damien Grossemy [7]

Via Cubeme [8]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/08/flying-sailboat-soars-through-the-sky-on-solar-power/1renault/

[2] Damien Grossemy: http://www.coroflot.com/damiengrossemy

[3] sailboat: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/26/plastiki-boat-made-of-plastic-bottles-prepares-to-set-sail/

[4] solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power

[5] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/08/flying-sailboat-soars-through-the-sky-on-solar-power/1-4/

[6] Renault: http://www.renault.com/

[7] + Damien Grossemy: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_file.asp?from_url=true&portfolio_id=2922480&individual_id=239333

[8] Cubeme: http://cubeme.com/blog/2010/03/08/flying-sailboat-by-damien-grossemy-a-zeplin-for-renault/

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