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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,Environment,Renewable Energy | 5 Comments

Simone Madella, Lorenzo Berselli, solar power, wind power, renewable energy, yacht, Cronos, bamboo, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, luxury design, Halite, Aeolian Harmp, Windbelt, Chin Ua Solar Glass

Compressed waste bamboo [1] 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 [2] 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 [3]. It has strings that produce energy when hit by the wind and it is 10-30 times more efficient than a standard micro turbine [4]. If all yachts were like this, we’d be on board!

+ Simone Madella [5]

+ Lorenzo Berselli [6]

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[1] Compressed waste bamboo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo

[2] Halite — a fabric: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halite

[3] aeolian harp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolian_harp

[4] micro turbine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_wind_turbine

[5] + Simone Madella: http://titans88.blogspot.com/

[6] + Lorenzo Berselli: http://lorenzo-berselli.blogspot.com/

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