Next Big Futures: Solar sail project, a solar-powered boat designed to power a solar power plant, has been awarded a patent.
The Solar Sail Project, which is now based in the UK, has the potential to produce more than 1.2 million kilowatts of electricity per day from solar power, as well as a solar array of 50 feet by 50 feet, according to the Patent Office.
The patent application filed on Wednesday details a method for constructing a solar powered boat to operate on land or water.
The patented method, the patent states, uses “large-diameter sails that can be used to produce a wide range of propulsion, including propulsion for the wind.”
The patent also mentions a wind-driven sail which could be powered by “a turbine-type generator,” and the patent says that this type of generator could be “driven by a motorized sail.”
The boat is expected to cost between $25,000 and $100,000, according the patent application.
The first Solar Sail project to be built in the United States was a boat that uses the same technology as the first Solar sail Project, the Solar Sail Boat, that was launched in 2011.
The Solar Sail Sail Boat is powered by a solar panel on the roof of the boat.
This boat has an engine mounted on its rear that uses solar power to drive the sail, according and the Solar sail Boat website.