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Boats TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, largest solar-powered boat in the world.

Published on May 2nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Planetsolar, Largest Solar-Powered Boat, to Complete Round-the-World Journey on Friday

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May 2nd, 2012 by Zachary Shahan
 
 

TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, largest solar-powered boat in the world.

PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered boat, is scheduled to finish its first around-the-world journey this May 4th, 2012 in Monaco. Hercule harbor will welcome the boat, which has been travelling around the world to promote solar power since September 2010.

Raphaël Domjan, the project founder, will tell stories about some of the highlights of the ship’s adventures during a weekend-long party in Monaco. “Part of the party, such as the ‘SolarLightShow’ or the concert of the Swiss band Sonalp, will be powered by the energy of the boat’s batteries collected during more than 19 months of sunny navigation,” the Planetsolar website states.

TURANOR PlanetSolar on its way to Miami in November, 2011.

In total, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar will have sailed nearly 60,000 kilometers by the end of its journey, all powered by the sun.

Want more info on the boat? Here are some more details:

  • Length: 35 m / Width: 23 m
  • Height: 6.10 m / Weight: 95 t
  • Solar Panels: 38’000 with 22,6% yield
  • Maximum engine power: 120 kW
  • Average Engine: 20 kW (26.8 HP)
  • Crew: min 4 people

More details about the arrival weekend can be found on the Planetsolar arrival page.

I wonder where the boat will go next….

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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