Around the world in… a solar-powered boat!

By | April 16, 2012

Okay, bragging rights for it's creators more than anything else, but powering a marine vessel woth solar panels is a challenge. Not because of bad resilience but more because of the need to maintain power through cloudy and stormy conditions – which is already a problem for land-based generators.

Reshared post from +Ali Adelstein

The PlanetSolar – Earth Day 2012 – April 22

The PlanetSolar is the largest boat in the world that runs on solar energy and the first solar-powered boat to travel around the world, arrives in Singapore on October 12, 2011. The boat is topped by 500 square meters of black solar panels ➜ via The Big Picture (35 photos total) ➜

Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

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