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Wind and Solar Powered Cronos Yacht is Made of Bamboo Panels
Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 16, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In Architecture,Renewable Energy | 4 Comments
Compressed waste bamboo  makes a beautiful panel that is so much healthier for the earth than the fiberglass typically used, and it is exceptionally renewable since it is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. It also supports excellent acoustics so that being inside the yacht as it slaps against the water will still be comfortable. Walls of the engine room, which holds two electric engines, will be clad in Halite — a fabric  that absorbs 15% of the room’s heat and converts it into electricity that can feed back into the battery.
Chin Ua solar glass — a transparent solar panel frequently used in Germany, Japan, and China — will generate additional energy, which should be fairly consistent since the boat is only likely to be out at the same time as the sun. And finally, the design team hopes to incorporate a wind belt that looks like an aeolian harp . It has strings that produce energy when hit by the wind and it is 10-30 times more efficient than a standard micro turbine . If all yachts were like this, we’d be on board!
+ Simone Madella 
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URLs in this post:
 Simone Madella: http://titans88.blogspot.com/
 Lorenzo Berselli: http://lorenzo-berselli.blogspot.com/
 bamboo panels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo
 Halite — a fabric: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halite
 aeolian harp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolian_harp
 micro turbine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_wind_turbine
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