How can you carry huge amounts of cargo thousands of miles with no fuel and no infrastructure? By combining an airship with an airplane, of course. The resulting wing-shaped blimp requires less helium than a conventional dirigible, but has a shorter takeoff than an airplane. Hybrid Air Vehicles has been proposing this for years, but upstart Solar Ship has taken the additional step of designing a craft that can be powered entirely by the sun.

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It's intended to service remote areas without roads, where fuel and even runways aren't available. It comes in three sizes. Caracal class Solar Ships are for carrying instrumentation and maybe a passenger or two, Chui models can carry 1,000 kg (2,204 lbs.) of cargo, and behemoth Nanuq models are depicted carrying an 18-wheeler.

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