Science & Technology
The world's largest solar-powered boat
By T.K. Randall
May 30, 2011 · 5 comments
Image Credit: CC 3.0 Karl-Heinz Hochhaus
The Turanor PlanetSolar is circumnavigating the world's oceans to prove that renewable energy can work.
To help it through its 50,000km voyage the ship is equipped with 537 square metres of solar panelling with 38,000 solar cells. Since leaving Monaco on September 27th it has achieved two world records - the fastest Atlantic crossing on a solar electric vehicle and the longest distance covered by a solar electric vehicle.
The world's largest solar-powered boat, the Turanor PlanetSolar, is sailing into Brisbane, after crossing the Pacific from the Panama Canal. She will go on show on Sunday at Brisbane's Riverside Centre Pontoon and remain open for inspection until June 2.
Source: Courier Mail
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