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First Solar Powered World Circumnavigation Boat – docks in Brisbane

solar-power-boat-TuranorIn a world first attempt to circumnavigate the world in a solar powered boat, the Turanor has arrived in Brisbane on a stopover. It is the biggest solar-powered ship in the world.

MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a multihull vessel topped by a large array of photovoltaic solar panels, constructed  Germany. The multihull will be home to four- six sailors during the round-the-world attempt, and can accommodate up to forty people during the promotional trips planned at each port of call. PlanetSolar is a catamaran that runs solely on the energy found in light. Additional removable parts allow it to expose a total of 537 m2 of photovoltaic solar panels to the sun.

PlanetSolar’s crew will start from the Europe, cross the Atlantic Ocean, the Panama Canal, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and finally the Suez Canal, before returning to the Mediterranean.

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