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Mahmud, K., Morsalin, S. and Khan, M.I. (2014) Design and Fabrication of an Automated Solar Boat. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 64, 31-42.

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  • TITLE: Design Analysis of a Lightweight Solar Powered System for Recreational Marine Craft

    AUTHORS: Daniel Tamunodukobipi, Nitonye Samson, Adumene Sidum

    KEYWORDS: Solar Powered, Marine Craft, Vessel, Propulsion, Savitsky, CAHI and Energy

    JOURNAL NAME: World Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.6 No.2, May 31, 2018

    ABSTRACT: The design of a lightweight solar powered marine craft is considered in this report. Various design concepts were considered with respect to the hull type, resistance, aesthetics and the operating environment of the vessel. The planning hull-form catamaran was considered for the boat design. The resistance and other hydrodynamic characterization of boat were analyzed using the CAHI and Savitsky method. Detailed algorithm is developed for the sizing of the various components of the solar PV system for the boat. The hull resistance was found to be 740 N corresponding to the boat speed of 5knot using the above stated methods. The motor power was obtained to be 2.239kW (3 HP). Torqeedo outboard electric motor of 3HP was selected for the boat propulsion. The battery bank was seized accordingly and four batteries of 235 AH and 12 V were selected for the storage of electric power for the boat propulsion. Hence, the solar PV module was sized. It was concluded that, due to the limited space for the installation of the PV module, additional source of power (land base) should be made available to completely charge the battery.