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The PlanetSolar solar-powered ship floats in a harbor in Barcelona, Spain, prior to its upcoming Mediterranean tour which kicks off on June 20, 2012. The new journey will promote solar energy as a way to eliminate or curtail pollution in the ocean shipping trade.
The PlanetSolar boat, the first solar-powered boat to travel around the world, is anchored at Barcelona’s harbour on June 17, 2012. The 31m by 15m white catamaran was unveiled to the world in 2010 and will embark on a Meditarranean tour in June 20 to promote solar energy for pollution-free shipping. The Swiss-flagged boat, which was built in Germany is topped by 500 square metres of black solar panels, with a bright white cockpit sticking up in the centre.