Thanks to the rapid depletion of the world’s fossil fuel deposits, our society as a whole has started focusing more and more on renewable sources of energy.
The most commonly used sources of renewable energy these days are the sun and the wind, and we have seen systems built around these sources being used for all sorts of applications.
However, now a new concept is bringing this cutting edge technology into a mode of transport that has relied on renewable energy every since it’s conception.
We are talking about boats. Boats of all shapes and sizes have used the power of the wind to move back and forth over the globe for hundreds of years now.
However, with the advancements in technology, they soon shed their natural ways and moved to motored propulsion. While the obvious benefits cannot be denied, still, they don’t exactly leave the most eco friendly footprint.
In order to combine the benefits of powered propulsion along with eco friendly sources of renewable energy, a designer by the name of Dani Santa Vives has created a unique Solar Yacht Concept called the Aquila.
The Aquila is a 50-meter sailing yacht which looks exactly like any other luxury yacht should, with the only difference being that it features solar sails which use the CIGS Solar Cell Technology.
On one hand, these sails harness the power of the sun to generate energy, while also behaving like regular sails, which are known to use wind power to move the yacht.
This way, the yacht can generate power from two different yet equally eco friendly sources to power the electronic systems of the yacht, as well as the yacht itself.
Once you move past this innovation, the rest of the yacht is fairly standard, with large spaces that are enough to hold and entertain 10 people at a time.
In addition to people, the yacht can also hold a one-off design 8-meter tender, jet skis and other water vehicles, making it a truly one stop solution for all your water entertainment needs.
Where other concepts often go into the realm of fantasy, this concept stays grounded and deals with practical modifications, so that one day maybe, it will make it into production somehow. Our fingers are crossed.