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Solar-Powered Boat Trip Planet Solar completed worldwide

Monday, May 14, 2012



The Turanor Planet Solar has become the foremost boat entirely on solar energy to complete the world tour. The solar catamaran sets sail from the port at the rear of 19 months which is the world's largest solar-powered boat. The large boat made ​​their way across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean, the end of their journey with his return to Port Hercules in Monaco.



The boat crossed the Suez Canal and moored to a number of port sites along the way. The vessel is to be as light and aerodynamic as possible in addition to measures 31 x 15 m. The Solar Planet was designed from carbon fiber with the surface of the deck was 537 square meters of solar panels. These panels were able to produce 93.5 kilowatts of power. Power was recorded in a system of lithium-ion battery. The power generated and maintained was sufficient to keep the crew of four cruise on their journey around the world. The ship traveled from near the equator it is possible to give the greatest amount of sunlight. Once the ship docks formally, power remained in the batteries will probably be used in a sound and light display during the holiday arrival.
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