PlanetSolar – the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

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PlanetSolar – the world’s largest solar-powered boat. May 4, 2012 catamaran returned from his first voyage around the world, breaking the 60,000 miles in 584 days due to a solar energy.

The total area of ??solar cells – 600 sq. m, efficiency – 22%. They were more than enough to power the electric motors, rotating propellers, avionics and charging for traffic in cloudy weather and at night. (Photo by Christian Charisius | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

The weight of all batteries is 11.7 tons, and they are able to store up to 1.3 megawatts of electrical power. (Photo by Christian Charisius | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

The length and width of the boat PlanetSolar (with side panels folded out) – 35 × 23 meters. The height of the vessel is 6 meters, and displacement – 60 tons. (Photo by Christian Charisius | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

The average speed of the boat PlanetSolar is 15 km / h, while the maximum – 25 km / h (Photo by Eric Gaillard | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

Thus, PlanetSolar – the world’s largest ship, propelled solely by the sun. (Photo by Gerardo Garcia | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

(Photo by Gerardo Garcia | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

The world’s largest solar-powered boat is on the Seine near Paris. (Photo by Benoit Tessier | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

(Photo by Benoit Tessier | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

(Photo by Benoit Tessier | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

$ 10 million – so many developers have invested in the construction of this boat. The ship can accommodate up to 50 passengers. (Photo by Charles Platiau | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

(Photo by Charles Platiau | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

On the Seine in the background of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Also read the article “.” (Photo by Charles Platiau | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

(Photo by Charles Platiau | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

(Photo by Charles Platiau | Reuters):

PlanetSolar - the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

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