Let’s face it: eco-travel is a tough sell to many travelers. Especially considering that our impact on the environment is commonly not a big factor when planning a trip. Still, as more travelers have begun to realize the importance of preserving the environment, the need is there. In the future, eco-travelers may have a green cruise option in the Solar Floating Resort (SFR) concept.
Powered entirely by solar photovoltaic panels that cover it like a skin, this sleek boat/resort/luxury submarine is just the sort of place Italian industrial designer Michele Puzzolante imagines.
“Solar energy technologies such as photovoltaic panels could provide a third of the world’s energy by 2060 if politicians commit to limiting global warming,” says Puzzolante on her Solar Floating Resort website.
Puzzolante’s SFR relies entirely on non-polluting solar power and uses modular manufacturing techniques currently being used in the naval and automobile industries, kind of like LEGO pieces.
The whole thing can be put together in a matter of weeks and can be used for terrestrial as well as floating applications as we see in this video.