Electrical System Design Of Solar-Powered Electric Water Recreational And Sport Vessel

Sunaryo, Pradhana Shadu Imfianto, Aldy Syahrihaddin Hanifa

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Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago with more than 17,000 islands, and the best marine tourism destination due to its beautiful beaches and underwater scenery, but Indonesia is also the most vulnerable country to be affected by climate change which is triggered by greenhouse effect in term of its geographical location along the equator. Beside industry, transportation sector is the highest contributor to the global greenhouse effect. In order to reduce the resource of greenhouse effect Indonesian Government has a strategic plan through Presidential Regulation no. 61/2011, and emphasized by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and the Ministry of Transport in their 2015 - 2019 strategic plans for using new and renewable energy as alternative to fossil based fuel. In attempt to contribute to the Government's efforts and in advancing the national marine tourism sector, the research is aimed to design a water recreational and sport vessel that powered by solar generated electric engine. This is a further development of the solar boat created by the Universitas Indonesia team that participated in International Solar-boat Challenge competition in the Netherlands. The research is focused on the effective use of solar energy as the main source of powering the vessel's engine, and therefore the vessel is designed to the most efficient shape and dimensions obtained from various design aspects analyses. Information regarding the arrangement of the vessel, solar electric generation processes, and vessel powering system are obtained from literature study, discussion with experts, and on the spot surveys of various recreational locations. Collected data are then used as input for the calculation and simulation of the vessel being designed. The research is expected could be developed further for other usages such as fish farming, coastal fishing rig, floating restaurant etc.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 15th International Conference on Quality in Research (QiR 2017) - ID, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …


ConferenceThe 15th International Conference on Quality in Research (QiR 2017)
Period1/01/18 → …


  • Design; Electric Propulsion; Solar-Electric Boat; Solar Energy; Water transportation.


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