25 Feb '12, 10pm

World’s Largest Solar Boat Travels Across Globe via @Earth911

World’s Largest Solar Boat Travels Across Globe via @Earth911

PlanetSolar's Turanor, the world’s largest solar-powered boat, will complete its 18-month journey around the globe this spring. Photo: PlanetSolar PlanetSolar’s Turanor, which has already made history as the world’s largest solar-powered boat, is about to accomplish another impressive feat: completing its 18-month journey around the globe. Setting sail in Monaco in Sept. 2010, the solar catamaran has traveled west on a route close to the Equator – to take advantage of the readily available sunshine – and plans to dock back in Monaco this April, TreeHugger reports. The boat’s four-sailor crew made stops in Miami, Cancun, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Abu Dhabi to promote the ship’s clean technology and historic voyage. Measuring 101 feet long and 49 feet wide, the lightweight carbon vessel features 703 solar panels that charge a giant lithium-ion battery that...

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