The Solar Voyager Uses a Panel Array For All Its Power Needs

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jun 9, 2016
References: solar-voyager & gizmag
A lot of people have heard of the Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane, but solar-powered transportation is also beginning to make a splash on the water thanks to the introduction of futuristic and high-tech innovations such as the Solar Voyager, a fully autonomous and solar-powered kayak.

What's great about the Solar Voyager is the fact that it is capable of hitting a top speed of 5 km/h while drawing its power from nothing more than a handy and reliable 280-watt solar panel array. The kayak is also able to connect with the Iridium satellite constellation to be able to navigate to GPS waypoints. Measuring 5.5 meters and weighing in at 250 kg, the Solar Voyager offers reliable solidity and stability out on the waters.

Indeed this boat's eco-friendly and efficient functioning could render it the future of water-borne transportation.