I’m serious – It’s a solar powered submarine

That’s the really cool thing about trying to find ways to make new technology an integral part of our lives, we get to see all kinds of interesting ideas.

However – it is also the cause of really mind numbing, head shaking, smacking one’s head against the desk reasons where we wonder just how far we really have progressed.

There is no doubt that solar power is going to be an important part of our energy mix. Yes it still needs a lot of work in order to make it truly cost effective for mass use; but we’re getting there. Slowly but surely we are getting there. Then along comes some company with an idea that even on the face of it is down right stupid.

A solar powered submarine.

Yes folks you heard me right. apparently a company in Switzerland is looking for investors to carry the tab of $10 million to develop a submarine that would be powered from a floating solar array. The company behind Project Goldfish; BKW, does have an interesting track record when it comes to solar energy but in this case I’m sorry this is one idea that shouldn’t even leave the dock.

Initially the purpose of this Project Goldfish submarine will to be used for underwater sightseeing excursion of Lake Thun in Switzerland. the technology though would supposedly find later applications in different marine settings.

Ya okay … whatever ….

[hat tip to Business Green]