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Published on June 9th, 2014 | by Amber Archangel

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Planetsolar Docks In Morocco To Celebrate Marchica Lagoon

June 9th, 2014 by  

 Originally published on 1Sun4All.

After 13 days of sailing, Planetsolar, the world’s largest solar boat, dropped anchor on June 6 in Atalayoun, Morocco, at the heart of the Marchica lagoon, reports Planetsolar.

The first days at sea were rather difficult, with headwinds in high maritime traffic areas such as the English Channel. Fortunately, the weather conditions gradually improved, enabling us to reach speeds of up to 10 knots. We are honored by this invitation and are delighted to participate in the celebration of this beautiful lagoon. –Gérard d’Aboville, captain of the ship

Planetsolar Makes a Stop in Atalayoun, Morocco to Celebrate the Completion of the Marchica Lagoon’s Decontamination!

planetsolarOn her way to Morocco | © All rights reserved PlanetSolar

The catamaran’s stopover in this area is part of an ambitious development plan of the Marchica lagoon site, started in 2008 by Moroccan authorities. The project aims to galvanize the region while protecting and highlighting the lagoon’s natural resources and promoting renewable energies.

The ship is in port to pass along her positive message about the efficiency of photovoltaic energy and its many applications, as well as to announce her partnership with MarchicaMed, the agency in charge of the site’s development. PlanetSolar will manage a pilot project that aims to power the Marchica harbor master’s office completely autonomously and without CO2 emissions, as well as the addition of a fleet of electro-solar boats for lagoon transportation.

planetsolarOn her way to Morocco | © All rights reserved PlanetSolar

The catamaran will stop in the Kingdom of Morocco for about two weeks. Then she will sail towards Monaco to participate in the “Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup” solar boat race, as jury host.

The ship will then dash off to Greek waters, and again become a scientific platform for the University of Geneva, this time to study submerged prehistoric landscapes during the “TerraSubmersa” expedition.

A week of celebrations for the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar

While docked at the Atalayoun North Marina, activities will be organized on and around the ship from June 7-14. Displays will present the Marchica lagoon development plan in detail as well as the work carried out to complete the decontamination.

For the younger ones, a workshop for building a model of a small solar boat will be offered. In parallel, the boat will be open to the public, raising awareness about issues regarding the use of renewable energies.

The new PlanetSolar website has been launched! Follow the solar ship’s travels, in real time.

Author’s note: PlanetSolar started this voyage in a fishing port south of Calais, the captain and crew sailing past the beaches of France that were the D-Day assault routes into Normandy. A handful of days later, the 70th Anniversary of
D-Day
 operations conducted by the Allies during World War II on June 6, 1944, were celebrated. The D-Day heroes were honored at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France on June 6, 2014.

 
 
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About the Author

-- I am an artist, painter, writer, interior designer, graphic designer, and constant student of many studies. Living with respect for the environment close at hand, the food chain, natural remedies for healing the earth, people and animals is a life-long expression and commitment. As half of a home-building team, I helped design and build harmonious, sustainable and net-zero homes that incorporate clean air systems, passive and active solar energy as well as rainwater collection systems. Private aviation stirs a special appeal, I would love to fly in the solar airplane and install a wind turbine in my yard. I am a peace-loving, courageous soul, and I am passionate about contributing to the clean energy revolution. I formerly designed and managed a clean energy website, 1Sun4All.com.



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