Solar Powered Boat Made of Trash
As Reuters reports, the main flotation system of the Polli-Boat is constructed out of 804 of the bricks made of recycled plastic bottles and strengthened with PET (though Miniwiz states that number is 760). Old ad banners form the sails. And when there isn’t enough wind to travel, six 72-watt soft solar panels are busy harvesting enough energy to power the electric motor.
Miniwiz states on its website, “POLLI BOAT is the world’s first trimaran inspired by the 3R practices-Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Designed and engineered by Miniwiz S.E.D., Polli-Boat is made of recycled materials including the revolutionary POLLI-BRICKS™ and a newly developed green material WPC (wood-plastic composite). The boat uses waste canvas as decking and its renewable energy systems powered by both solar and wind, can be interchangeable depending on weather conditions. Seven hundred and sixty POLLI-BRICKS™ are used as the major floating device in the main hull and outer tubes due to POLLI-BRICKS™ large air pockets. WPC is used as the top decking material to replace traditional FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic); which is unrecyclable and toxic during the manufacturing process.”
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See more projects using solar energy HERE.
- Re-Case: 100% Trash Made iPhone Case (bgreenlifestyle.com)
- Ozone Restaurant: Bowling themed restaurant crafted out of recycled wood (mybigearth.com)
- Plastic trash for concrete blocks (plasticisrubbish.wordpress.com)
Posted on May 21, 2012, in Interesting, Solar Power, Sustainability, Weird Trash Uses and tagged Boat, Business, Miniwiz, Recycling, Solar power, Sustainable energy, Waste, Wind power. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.