The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the largest solar powered boat, making an around-the-world trip

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The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the largest solar powered boat, making an around-the-world trip

Just came across this project and it's totally awesome ...

http://www.planetsolar.org/index.en.php

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It's a catamaran - 500 square meters of solar panels, rated for 93 kilowatts. The drive train is a pair of electric motors, and on average they're running at 20 kilowatts. According to their daily log they routinely collect 400 kilowatt-hours of electricity PER DAY and can collect a theoretical max of 650 kilowatt-hours. There's enough electricity storage on-board to let them run for a couple days non-stop.

The plan is to make an around the world trip. They left Monaco in September and just made it to Miami a couple days ago. No problems. They plan to get to Cancun in a couple days, making an appearance at the climate change conference.

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Re: The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the largest solar powered boat, ...

Nice toy!

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