SuperYacht Goes For Carbon Neutral

Do not attempt to adjust your monitor. The image below is not actually a pair of high tech speakers mounted on a steam iron–but rather Super Nova 60, “the world’s first carbon neutral megayacht,” by Sauter Carbon Offset Design, which comes to us by way of Gizmag.

The Super Nova 60 comes complete with a entire suite of alt energy sources, such as photovoltaic cells and power sailing kinetic energy generators–producing enough juice, via the elements, to cruise a carbon neutral for a cool 7,000 nautical miles a year. Plug it on at the dock and it can actually feed energy back into the grid .(Perhaps, we imagine, even offsetting some megaluxury yacht-club dues.)

Super Nova 60

image via Gizmag

The Super Nova makes use of multiple Mercedes Benz BlueTec diesel electric drives supported by adjustable camber, fully rotational wingsails, power sailing and wave motion energy regeneration, a 650 square meter solar cell array and a plug-in lithium ion storage system/uninterruptible power supply (UPS) rated at 1,000 Kwh. It boasts 1,600 kW of power.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.