solar boats

Solar-Powered Electric Yacht — Soel Yacht SoelCat 12 — Unveiling In A Few Days

Once you leave your zero-carbon footprint home for a clean holiday using your long-range electric vehicle (EV), what’s better than arriving at your destination and finding yourself ready to continue your zero-emission journey on an electric boat? The idea of lounging and cruising quietly on lakes and seas on an electric pontoon is pretty tempting, and will soon be possible via the solar-powered Soel Yacht SoelCat 12.

High School Students Race Solar-Powered Boats

The 14th annual Metropolitan Water District Solar Cup — a solar-powered boat-race competition pitting local student teams against one another — recently concluded. Teams from Riverside Poly High School and Kaiser High School claimed the top positions this year. The Solar Cup program, for those unfamiliar with it, is a … [continued]

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Leaves Venice To Start 2015 Campaign

Originally published on 1Sun4All. After the victories of MS Tûranor PlanetSolar‘s earlier 2013 DeepWater and 2014 TerraSubmersa expeditions, the boat’s next solar mission commissioned by the Race for Water Foundation begins with the solar ship leaving Venice after an 8-month winter stay on Certosa Island, in the Veneto region of Italy. In recent news, PlanetSolar says the start of this new campaign … [continued]

PlanetSolar in Paris! Successful End of Her 2013 Campaign!

Originally published on 1Sun4All. MS Tûranor PlanetSolar successfully sails the Seine and arrives in Paris. The world’s largest solar vessel’s 2013 campaign wraps up today, against a backdrop of success. Despite occasionally difficult sailing conditions due to weather vagaries, the catamaran has successfully achieved her objective—to demonstrate that she is not simply a mobile ambassador … [continued]

PlanetSolar Reaches London, Sails The Thames

Originally published on 1Sun4All. With the solar catamaran’s arrival in London, the scientific measurements along the Gulf Stream are officially completed for the 2013 campaign “PlanetSolar DeepWater.”  MS Tûranor PlanetSolar wrote at the beginning of this maritime exploration: “This scientific adventure aims to improve our understanding of the interactions between the ocean … [continued]