• PlanetSolar – The biggest solar powered boat is unveiled

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    Big boats have their uses all over the oceans and seas, and do considerable harm to the environment too. Well, here’s a friendly giant who loves the environment just as much as you do. And what makes this huge vessel so clean? It’s solar powered! The PlanetSolar measures 31 meter by 15 meter and when its flaps at the stern and side are included, it measures 35 meters by 23 meters. Now that certainly makes it the world’s biggest solar powered boat. It uses 500 square meters of solar panels to power up the monster in its belly that enables the boat to travel at a top speed of 15 knots. The boat can also easily play host to 50 people. Chiseled at the Knierim Yacht Club in Kiel in northern Germany, the PlanetSolar will be launched in late March before starring at Hamburg port’s 821st anniversary celebrations in May. Its world tour will begin in April 2011. Weighing around 60-tonnes, this giant will take around 140 days to travel 40,000 km around the globe.

    Here’s wishing a safe and successful journey in future to the biggest solar powered water vessel.

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on February 26, 2010