TreeHugger DIY Eco-Tech Finalist 1: Solar-Powered Hydrofoil
The first finalist in our DIY Eco-tech contest is the solar hydrofoil we previously wrote about submitted by reader Terrance Breitsameter for the Marquette University Solar Energy Society. Their boat uses handmade solar panels and customized solar cells to power a hydrofoil boat, letting it fly on top of the water. In Terrance's words, "Our 15' long boat constructed entirely out of carbon-fiber and kevlar weighs 300 pounds [including driver] and is capable of speeds over 30mph." Thanks to Terrance and all those involved in the Marquette Solar Energy society (including who Terrance referred to as the "grandmaster", Jay Schabelski and his wife Kathleen) for entering our contest.