World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Takes Off in a Week

Solar  Boat

Around the Globe with Solar Power:

Just a reminder for those who haven’t been following the story, theworld’s largest solar-powered boat is at T-1 Week and counting (as of 11 AM, EDT, 3/24/10). The PlanetSolar wasunveiled last month at the HDW shipyard in Kiel, Germany. The launch will also take place in Kiel. The boat is over 100 feet long, 50 feet wide and 24 feet high andcovered in 5,382 square feet of solar panels. Following the initialshake-down cruise, the PlanetSolar will begin its attempt to become thefirst completely solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the globe.

For more information: PlanetSolar.

Original Article on The Phoenix Sun


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