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SolarWings / Solar Boat

SolarWings
SolarWings

As tourists flood into India for more guided- and eco-tours, existing houseboats and ferries powered by diesel fuel would increase pollutions to the beautiful rivers and endanger the water species.
Inspired by dragonflies that are prominent life forms around clean waters, SolarWings is a solar-powered houseboat where solar energy is harvested from the highly efficient, flexible solar-panel rooftop structure, which can be adjusted easily to capture sunlight at appropriate angles. SolarWings also uses natural materials such as local wood, rattan and vetiver fibre as main construction materials, to maximize its sustainability

University

National Taipei University of Technology

National Taipei University of Tech
Taipei City, Taiwan

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Design

National Taipei University of Technology

National Taipei University of Tech
Taipei, Taiwan

Po Yen Yeh Hsaing Wen Shih Lay Peng Chua

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