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PlanetSolar Boat to Sail Around the World

Posted By Jorge Chapa On March 24, 2009 @ 5:00 am In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 2 Comments

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From the solar-powered vehicle [2] that crossed Canada [3], to a wave-powered boat [4] that took on the Pacific, we’ve seen many impressive feats accomplished by green vehicles [5]. But now the crew at PlanetSolar [6] is attempting to cross a distance far greater with a sleek solar-powered boat [7] that will travel around the world!

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The PlanetSolar [6] is a multi-hull vessel that is covered in 180 square meters of photovoltaic cells [8]. The expedition is being sponsored by Autodesk [9], and the team is led by Raphaël Domjan and Gérard d’Aboville, who will be traveling around the world at an average speed of 10 knots. Their goal is quite simple: to raise awareness of the powerful renewable energy technologies [10] that make this incredible journey possible. The tour will begin in 2010 and last around 120 days. The funkiest bit? You’ll be able to follow their journey via ham radio.

+ Planet Solar [6]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=21386

[2] solar-powered vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/03/solar-powered-revas-trek-across-india/

[3] Canada: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/04/xof1-solar-powered-vehicle-breaks-world-record/

[4] wave-powered boat: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/26/transportation-tuesday-the-wave-powered-boat/

[5] green vehicles: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/transportation/

[6] PlanetSolar: http://www.planetsolar.org/

[7] solar-powered boat: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/20/hornblower-hybrid-by-alcatraz-cruises/

[8] photovoltaic cells: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/10/09/transportation-tuesday-the-solar-sailor/

[9] Autodesk: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/home?siteID=123112&id=129446

[10] renewable energy technologies: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/energy/

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