A BOAT that fuels itself is environment off around the global from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers desire will function a type for emissions-unfastened energy networks of the long run.
Power Observer will use its sun panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen gasoline cellular phone machine to energy its shuttle. The $5.25 million boat heads off Saturday from Paris toward the Atlantic.
The futuristic-taking a look ONE HUNDRED-foot boat will rely on solar or wind in the course of the day and faucet into its hydrogen reservoirs at evening. It produces its own hydrogen thru electrolysis of sea water.
Initially designed in 1983, the boat enjoyed a a hit profession in open-sea sailing races earlier than skippers Frederic Dahirel and Victorien Erussard and a French research institute converted it into the Power Observer challenge.