Friday, June 14, 2013

More Proof Solar Works With Oceanic Cruise On Planet Solar

This Swiss boat "Planet Solar" is sailing across the Atlantic ocean to draw attention to its unique ability to travel using only solar power. The 15.9 million dollar craft sails with the quietness of a sail boat. Its 5000 square foot of solar panels pushes the huge catamaran with two huge electric motors that turn two six and a half foot propellers. The next trip starts in Florida, travels to Canada then across the Atlantic to Europe. The challenge is to chart and watch the weather  for sunshine. Its batteries have power storage for travel without sunshine, but they have limitations. The 8 person crew will travel without fossil fuel and leave no carbon footprint. There are a lot of boats out there that wish they had zero fuel bills at the docks. For more information : Solar Navigator Website
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