In Pictures: 13 things to do with the sun besides getting a tan

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Pontoon boat Until now, to explore the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge in Australia’s Boodjamulla National Park you had to use, and have, muscles to power a canoe. The nearby outback camping park, Adels Grove, like so many other solar innovators, is doing less with more: just sit in a solar-powered four-ton pontoon boat as it cruises at 2-3 mph through the gorge, emissions free. The only sound the susurration of air, the lap of water, and “Kiss Me Kiss Me” by Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer surging from your solar-charged iPhone.

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