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(Interesting Engineering)   Maersk is launching offshore charging stations so you can drive your Tesla from New York to London   (interestingengineering.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Wind power, Plug-in hybrid, group Maersk, decarbonization of the maritime industry, offshore vessel, power buoy, funding support, Floating wind turbine  
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2022-01-29 6:37:42 AM  
♫Coast to coast, LA to Birkenhead♫
 
2022-01-29 8:18:00 AM  
Meh.  It's been done before.  Over 100 years ago.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_NC-4#The_transatlantic_flight
 
2022-01-29 9:52:21 AM  
Or maybe to charge your boat, Subby.This could be a game changer if they paired it with floating, city sized solar farms. The world is 70%+ water, all sitting out in the sun. We could build farm after farm of solar collectors, basically small sections of a Dyson sphere over the ocean, accounting for the need to heat the water to maintain whatever homeostasis for the planet is called, climate balance or whatever.
 
2022-01-29 9:54:59 AM  
Your electric flying boat is here.

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2022-01-29 9:59:31 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: accounting for the need to heat the water to maintain whatever homeostasis for the planet is called, climate balance or whatever.


Errrr ... The problem is that the oceans are getting warmer. Hurricanes are stronger now because warmer oceans contain more energy to feed them. It will get worse in the future without reducing the warming.
 
2022-01-29 4:22:39 PM  
TL;DR it's shore power for boats waiting to get into port.

The boats burn a few tons of fuel a day as they sit idle waiting for a berth in port, this would be like an extension cord from land so they can plug in and not burn the bunker fuel to keep power on while they sit idle.
 
2022-01-29 6:15:34 PM  
This would be amazing for lakes to make electric boats more viable.
 
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