First Solar Powered World Circumnavigation Boat – docks in Brisbane

In 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.

If all boats rely on solar energy, the use of non-renewable and fossil fuel resources that inevitably result in carbon emissions and global warming will reduce massively. In a world where global warming becomes more real everyday, more and more people are turning towards renewable energy resources, like solar energy, to provide their electrical needs. In a bid to get the best price while still staying renewable, many are utilizing Home Energy Club to compare provider rates and make the best decision for the individual, just like this example of Constellation Energy rates. This is just one way homeowners are contributing to a green environment, and now those who own boats can too.

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.