Sunday, January 22, 2012

PlanetSolar Launches

Tûranor PlanetSolar Launches at 2012 World Future Energy Summit
21 January 2012 - Solar powered boat docked in Abu Dhabi just before the 2012 World Future Energy Summit has made a 48,000 kilometer voyage entirely on electrical power to get there. The boat wanted to prove that there were ways for the shipping industry to reduce the amount of green house gases that boats emit into the atmosphere. The PlanetSolar may not have been designed to carry a large amount of cargo but as a concept ship, the vessel has completed its mission. It proved that circumnavigation of the globe is possible on strictly solar electricity. It may be many years before solar-powered cargo ships are commercially possible but the Tûranor PlanetSolar, with it’s top deck completely covered in photovoltaic cells, is the first step to seeing that happen. The Tûranor PlanetSolar relied completely on solar energy when it left a tropic port off of the coast of Panama. read more>>>

Tûranor PlanetSolar: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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