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  • Manuel Montijano

    “solar energy”, biobox, Climate Change, eco-vessel, gulf stream, PlanetSolar, planetsolar deepwater, PlanetSolar’s Tûranor, Solar Power, solar powered boat, solar powered vessel, TURANOR, university of geneva, TÛRANOR PlanetSolar circumnavigation, TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, TÛRANOR PlanetSolar solar, TÛRANOR PlanetSolar world, world’s largest solar powered boat, solar boat

  • Raoul Eurenius

    Scheduled to arrive back at its beginning port of Monaco today, May 4th, the Turanor PlanetSolar has just completed a 19 month voyage around the world using only the power of its solar panel covered deck. The highly unique ship, which is built in catamaran fashion, is the worlds first vehicle to travel completely around the globe using only solar power — in this case 38,000 SunPower solar cells. [Read more...]

  • ROZENBROOD picturing the future

    PlanetSolar's TÛRANOR - the world's largest solar-powered boat - has been making waves in every corner of the globe. The Swiss-designed, German-built ship is powered by over 5,380 square feet of solar paneling, and it hopes to inspire the fuel-guzzling shipping industry by promoting renewable energy.

  • Natasha Canter

    World’s Largest Solar Powerd Ship The 31m long and 15m wide craft is able to capture nearly 103.4 kW of solar energy to power its engine which normally needs 20kW, to reach an average speed of 8 knots (15kph or 9mph). Although it is possible it can “swim” twice faster.The 60 tonne catamaran costs 18 million euro ($24.4 million USD). The ship was created at the Knierim Yacht Club in Kiel, Northern Germany, and was launched successfully in March, 2010, after 14 months of building.

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