Friday, July 23, 2010

Largest Solar Powered Boat....Ever.

BEHOLD, its glory....

Leave it to the Swiss to come up with not only the Swiss Army Knife but also this ginormous boat topped off with solar panels!
In February, the Swiss company PlanetSolar SA unveiled PlanetSolar, a floating test bed for renewable energy, during a ceremony held in Kiel, Germany. The $15-million catamaran measures 49 feet wide, 25 feet high and 102 feet long and weighs 94 tons. It is equipped with 5,380 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels, and its four motors run entirely on solar power (when it’s cloudy out, energy stored in batteries powers the boat).
via popsci

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