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Zero-Emission Eunoia Airship Takes to the Skies

Posted By Evelyn Lee On July 22, 2010 @ 1:57 pm In Green Transportation,Solar Power | No Comments

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We recently fell in love with designer Thomas Tzortzi [2]‘s Eunoia [3] project – a zero emission update on the classic zeppelin [4]. Outfitted with an array of solar panels and lifted from the earth using helium, the Eunoia [3] can launch into the skies without need for a runway. The initial prototype is only designed for eight individuals, but as technology keeps evolving Tzortzi [2] believes it will be able to hold up to 60 people at a time.

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Tzorti’s zeppelin will be made from reclaimed materials whenever possible, making the Eunoia [3] one of the most eco-friendly forms of alternative transportation available. In addition to passenger seating, the gondola of this futuristic blimp [4] also includes a sun-deck and a viewing room. Eunoia [3] doesn’t have its sights set on breaking any speed records in the near future — it is content with being a cruise ship of the skies, flying slowly from country to country while picking up and dropping off passengers along the way.

+ Thomas Tzortzi [2]
Via:Green Diary [5]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/07/euonia-luxury-airship-01.jpg

[2] Thomas Tzortzi: http://www.behance.net/ThomasTzortzi

[3] Eunoia: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Eunoia-the-airship/577202

[4] zeppelin: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/07/navy-deploys-mz-3a-airship-to-gulf-for-oil-cleanup-effort/

[5] Green Diary: http://www.greendiary.com

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