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]

PlanetSolar DeepWater Scientific Expedition Returns To Europe

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The solar catamaran PlanetSolar has successfully made its second transatlantic crossing this year, returning to Europe. MS Tûranor PlanetSolar reports: “Having left St. John’s, Canada, on August 6, the largest solar ship in the world reached Europe on August 28, after crisscrossing the North Atlantic for 23 days and traveling 4598 … [continued]

PlanetSolar the Solar Boat Explores North Atlantic

There has been a slight adjustment in PlanetSolar’s “DeepWater” expedition itinerary. The sun isn’t cooperating as much as the ship’s captain Gérard d’Aboville anticipated, so he and the scientific committee have decided to concentrate on the ocean eddies located between Boston and St. John’s, Canada. An additional stopover has been added at Halifax, … [continued]