Year of completion: 2010
Location: Singapore River
End User: Ducktours / Hippo Tours
System Design: 80W Sharp solar panels, deep cycle solar maintenance-free batteries, DC loads.
Boats are normally powered by engines that run on diesel or petrol. However, this can pollute the very water it is on. Boats can cause water pollution by leaking gas and oil into the water. In fact, in some parts of the world, diesel and petrol engine boats are banned in lakes and rivers. Electric boats become the only alternative available. In fact, electric boats are becoming commonplace in Britain’s inland waters.
In Singapore, the government has planned to dam the Singapore River at its outlet to the sea to create a new reservoir of freshwater. As part of the ongoing plan to prevent the pollution of this water source, the government has banned petrol and diesel engine boats in Singapore River.
For our latest project, Kamtex Solar has designed a solar power system for the new Duck Tours electric boats tranversing the Singapore River. The solar power system was designed to power the onboard lightings, power amplifier, loudspeaker system and other DC loads.
The Duck Tour boats are amphibious tour boats on Singapore River. DUCKtours uniquely combines the city and harbour tour on an authentic Vietnam warcraft.
The solar power system includes our SHARP solar panels, charge controllers, batteries and solar cables.