Naturally Powered by Roz Savage

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After rowing across the Atlantic in 2006, Roz Savage is leaving San Francisco (her Website has updated departure dates) to conquer her next ocean: the Pacific.

Roz’s rowing vessel is fully self-sustained. During this two-plus months adventure, a total of 6 sonar panels and a wind turbine will provide power for her desalination system, her communications system, computer system and various miscellaneous systems including her iPod and on board soundsystem. We have added a few more gadgets: data loggers that will show us how much energy Roz’s system is generating each day. The Roz Savage page on Smart Energy publishes this data and predicts future generation based on the weather forecast.

I talked to Roz prior to her departure about her ambitions and day-to-day life on the vessel.