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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…

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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