TQ2282 : Bauhaus - solar powered canal barge

taken 8 years ago, near to Harlesden, Brent, Great Britain

Bauhaus - solar powered canal barge
Bauhaus - solar powered canal barge
The blue area on the side of this canal barge is an array of solar panels used to charge up a ton of batteries to run the boat's electric motor, cooking, lighting and heating. Notice the reflection - having the panels on the side of the boat means that the panels get both direct sunlight and light reflected off the water. There is a set of long descriptions of the barge and its technology on the Bauhaus Barge website LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) . The name comes from the Bauhaus school in Germany from 1919-1933, and "stands for the use of basic forms creating objects which are primarily functional, aesthetically pleasing, of high quality yet can be easily and cost-effectively mass produced."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 227 822 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.5715N 0:13.9176W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 227 822
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Solar Panels  Electric Boat  Canal Barge 

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