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Our Solar Powered Boat is Undergoing Field Testing

 Performance Testing

 

One mission per week for a period of 1.25 years while recording, uploading. analyzing, and presenting the data in visual form on this website. payload weight,  starting location, destination location, speed measurements throughout the entire route, battery consumption throughout the entire route, gps track of the route undertaken, time to recharge, cost of recharge, and a 1-time baseline data collection of the same experiment reproduced using twin 20 HP gasoline motors for electric vs petrol outboard propulsion system comparison.

 

Reliability Testing

 

Measured by executing one mission per week for a period of 1.25 years and computing the ratio of missions accomplished over the number of missions aborted or failed.

 

 

Maintenance Testing

 

A log of all repairs will be recorded and presented in visual form.

 

 

 Cost Benefit Analysis

 

A cost benefit analysis will be performed and presented graphically comparing gasoline vs electric twin-20 HP performance, reliability, and maintenance costs published online on the website www.urnd.ca/zepstrial.  

* THIS IS FAKE SAMPLE DATA FOR NOW.  WE ARE WAITING FOR THE TRIAL TO BEGIN:

Mission Plans
Maintenance Logs and Costs
Performance Analysis
Reliability Statistics
Cost Benefit Analysis:

Cost of electric twin 20 HP materials in 2022:
Cost of gasoline twin 20HP materials in 2022:

Total distance travelled so far in this trial: 

kW recharged solar:    x $0 / kWh
kW recharged from grid:    x 12.6¢/kWh

Total cost of energy so far: 
Estimated cost to travel that same distance using gasoline:

Savings:
Computed distance traveled before breaking even financially:
Computed time on water of break even point at average speed:
Computed Green House Gas emissions avoided:

01.

Nov 07 Maintenance Log

All systems passed pre-flight check.

02.

Oct 30 Maintenance Log

Mission Aborted due to severe weather event.

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ZEPS FIELD TRIALS