The boat will be outfitted with highly efficient flexible solar cells in conjunction with two micro-wind turbines to power an onboard electrolyzer, which in turn will split seawater into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen will be stored onboard the Voyager in compressed gas tanks to power a fuel cell, providing clean electricity to power the boat’s operating systems and motor.
Sitting atop the water, the boat will perpetually refuel itself so long as the sun is shining or wind is blowing. The organization seeks to break the world distance and speed record for an electric drive marine craft.
The Hydrogen House Project will feature other renewable hydrogen products at the Atlantic City Boat Show Exhibit, including: a fuel cell motorcycle, lawnmower, cooking stove, and the New Jersey Genesis fuel cell car. The organization is also presenting for the first time a prototype dockside power unit capable of powering the boat’s power systems while docked, eliminating the need to run the boat to charge batteries or run power systems. The unit is capable of backfeeding the grid while the boat is at sea and during the off-season. It will generate Renewable Energy Credits for its owner and backup power in the event of a power failure.
“We’re holding the key to storing limitless clean energy,” says Mike Strizki, founder and Chairman of the Hydrogen House Project. “Our goal is to demonstrate that hydrogen can power anything fossil fuels can; but unlike fossil fuels, the only byproduct from burning or converting hydrogen in a fuel cell is pure water! This technology has the potential to help reduce pollution on our planet.”
Strizki is also owner of Renewable Energy Holdings, which licenses and sells renewable energy technologies including those developed by the Hydrogen House Project. The company’s successful solar panel mounting unit division, Genmounts, has expanded rapidly across the country in less than two years, and all of its products are 100 percent American made. Renewable Energy Holdings partners with Hydrogen House Project as the primary corporate sponsor.
Duffy Electric Boat Company has partnered with Hydrogen House Project by donating the concept Duffy Voyager Electric Speedboat to the organization. The kevlar and carbon fiber hull is a wave-piercing design that captured a battery powered boating world record in 2002. Initially powered by a large onboard battery bank, the Hydrogen House Project plans to reduce the need for batteries and increase the boat’s horsepower by incorporating a hydrogen fuel cell drive with renewable energy self-fueling capabilities.
Hydrogen House Project has also partnered with Sea Quest Kids, a division of Advance America Foundation, to bring the Duffy Voyager project to the Atlantic City Boat Show. “Sea Quest Kids needs to be involved in a project like this because it’s all about the future, and the kids are the future of humanity,” says “Fearless Leader” of Sea Quest Kids, Steve Gronka. “We want to be good stewards of the planet, and Sea Quest Kids is all about environment awareness.”
Hydrogen House Project is actively seeking sponsors and partners interested in renewable hydrogen technologies to collaborate on the Duffy Voyager Electric Speedboat and other projects. If interested, please contact:
Executive Director, Hydrogen House Project
About Hydrogen House Project
The Hydrogen House Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education and the pursuit of clean and renewable energy technologies. The organization was founded by inventor Mike Strizki in 2011. Strizki gained international notoriety in 2006 when he converted his home in Hopewell, New Jersey, to run exclusively on solar and hydrogen power. With grants from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, as well as his own personal funds, Strizki was able to complete the Hydrogen House, the first solar-hydrogen residence in North America. Strizki has since offered educational tours of his home to show how effective the system is at providing clean, safe, renewable energy. His house is completely off the grid, and the only byproducts of his system are chemically pure water and medical grade oxygen.
The Hydrogen House Project plans to move forward with Strizki's research and development efforts in the renewable energy sector, investigating practical applications for solar, hydrogen, fuel cells and other clean energy technologies. Side-by-side with these research efforts, the organization will educate the public through guided tours of the Hydrogen House, presentations, student internships, research projects, and events.
About Duffy Electric Boat Company
Since 1970, Duffy Electric Boat Company has manufactured electric boats to serve various marine applications. The company, in collaboration with Mike Strizki, developed the first hydrogen powered passenger boat in 2004, and just two years earlier set a world record for battery powered boating with the Duffy Voyager. The company has since donated the Voyager to the Hydrogen House Project for conversion to run on hydrogen power.
About Renewable Energy Holdings
Incorporated in New Jersey, Renewable Energy Holdings is a leading integrator of individual renewable energy technology components into complete turnkey systems. It has worked on numerous hydrogen fuel cell transportation, vehicle and stationary applications in the U.S. and worldwide.
Genmounts is a solar panel mounting unit company and a division of Renewable Energy Holdings. Genmounts are 100 percent designed and manufactured in the USA, and the unique easy to install design can save solar installers up to 50 percent on labor. The units are custom designed to fit any PV module from zero to 40 degrees, and are wind tunnel tested to 150 mph.
About Sea Quest Kids
A division of Advance America Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity education foundation, Sea Quest Kids is the Little League of Boating. In two days or less kids including all special needs kids build their own 10 foot boat, paddles, oars, mast, sail, sail rig, and outboard motor bracket. The organization holds fishing tournaments and boat races and collaborates with the Kids Boating Network and KBN Sea Action News Team, as well as the Kids Broadcasting Network and KBN See Action News Team.