X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Solar-Powered PlanetSolar Boat Completes Trip Around the World

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

The Turanor PlanetSolar is now the first completely solar-powered boat to complete the circumnavigation of the globe. The solar powered catamaran set sail from the port 19 months ago and is the world’s largest solar powered boat. The massive vessel made its way across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Ocean, ending its journey with its return to Hercule Harbor in Monaco.

planetsolar_boat

The ship even traversed the Suez canal and docked at many port locations along the way. The ship was made to be as lightweight and aerodynamic as possible and measures 31 x 15 m. The PlanetSolar was made from carbon fiber and the deck surface has 537 square meters of solar panels. Those panels were able to generate 93.5 kW of power.

planetsolar_boat_2

The power was stored in a lithium-ion battery system. The power generated and stored was enough to keep the crew of four people cruising on their trip around the globe. The vessel traveled as near the equator as possible to provide the maximum amount of sunlight. Once the ship docks officially, the power left in the batteries will be used for a light show display during the arrival festivities.

[via EcoGeek]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



We’re the Last Humans Left

We’re the Last Humans Left

Rumble Go

Rumble Go

Atom Smartphone Gimbal

Atom Smartphone Gimbal

Advertisement
Some Chevy Colorados Deploying Airbags While Off-Roading

Some Chevy Colorados Deploying Airbags While Off-Roading

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept Is an Observatory on Wheels

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept Is an Observatory on Wheels

2019 Lexus ES Ditches Sideview Mirrors for Cameras… In Japan

2019 Lexus ES Ditches Sideview Mirrors for Cameras… In Japan