The solar-powered ship that circumnavigated the world

 

MS Turanor PlanetSolar set sail from the port of Monaco on 27th September 2010 in a bid to become the first solar-powered ship to circumnavigate the globe. On 6th May this year, 587 days and 28 countries later – not to mention 3 oceans, 11 seas and 60,006 kilometres – the PlanetSolar team achieved just that.

It is the biggest solar ship in the world, with 537 square metres of photovoltaic panel power, 6 blocks of lithium-ion battery, and a technology that offers maximum power and energy density. Ech new sunrise provides the catamaran with the light needed to continue its journey…

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