May 27, 2009

Big Solar Ship to Circle the Globe



Sometime next year, this silent, clean, solar-powered, catamaran-style vessel named PlanetSolar will circumnavigate the Earth.

At 31-meters in length, PlanetSolar is promised to be the biggest solar ship in the world. It will be covered with 470-square-meters of photovoltaic panels capable of generating as much as 103.4 kilowatts of power.

Operated by two sailors, the multi-hull ship will be able to carry as many as 50 passengers at about ten knots, average speed.

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