Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Okavango by Solar Sloop

Alternative Power Systems Africa (APSA) has introduced their boat, the Solar Sloop which is powered entirely by the sun. The boat was launched in the northern panhandle, where the Okavango river floodwaters peak before flowing into the Delta. For the flat bottomed aluminium boats that ply the Delta, fuel is not only costly, unsustainable but causes pollution. The Solar Sloop is specially designed to hold panels on the roof enabling it to catch as much sunshine as possible while also providing shelter for the sailors. With the world concerned about responsible tourism in the light of preserving our environment, what better way than using solar power as a principle means of transport.

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