solar powered boat

Solar-Powered Floating Island is an Off-Shore Green Retreat

Solar-Powered Floating Island is an Off-Shore Green Retreat

OK, we've seen concepts like this for years now - round floating retreats complete with a transparent room in the belly to see all the fish swim by. The idea is certainly appealing considering the fact

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MS PlanetSolar Turanor: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Docks in NYC

MS PlanetSolar Turanor: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Docks in NYC

Inhabitat is getting our sea legs this morning aboard the world's largest solar-powered boat, which docked today at the North Cove Marina in downtown Manhattan. NYC is the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar's second

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Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record

Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar boat, set a new record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a vessel powered entirely by solar energy, smashing its own 2010 record by four days.

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World’s Largest Solar Boat Announces Trans-Atlantic Trip to Conduct Climate Change Experiments

World’s Largest Solar Boat Announces Trans-Atlantic Trip to Conduct Climate Change Experiments

In 2010, PlanetSolar’s Tûranor solar-powered boat completed a 19-month voyage around the world. Now the eco-vessel is set to set sail again over the Atlantic Ocean in order to conduct experiments

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The Firefly is a 100% Solar-Powered Boat That Only Costs $2900!

The Firefly is a 100% Solar-Powered Boat That Only Costs $2900!

This awesome boat, dubbed Firefly, is a six-person boat that is powered entirely by the sun. The first Firefly was built in 2010 by Dan Baker who decided to construct his own pontoon to cruise around

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Turanor PlanetSolar Solar Boat Completes its Trip Around the World

Turanor PlanetSolar Solar Boat Completes its Trip Around the World

The boat officially set off on its around the world trip on September 27th, 2010. After crossing the Atlantic ocean, the Panama Canal, the Pacific ocean, the Indian ocean, the Suez Canal, and the

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$40 Million Emax E-Volution Solar Sailboat is for the Eco-Conscious Yachtsman

$40 Million Emax E-Volution Solar Sailboat is for the Eco-Conscious Yachtsman

We've seen some spectacular sea vessels before, such as the TÛRANOR, the world largest solar powered boat. But here's a brand-spanking new yacht about to give that old-timer a run for its money.

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Marvin the Martian: An Eco-Friendly Solar-Powered Pleasure Boat

Marvin the Martian: An Eco-Friendly Solar-Powered Pleasure Boat

“Marvin the Martian” is a 50′ solar-powered cruising catamaran. The 35 sq. meters of photovoltaic panels affixed to its roof supply the vessel with enough energy to be self-sufficient,

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$16,064 ‘Sofa Boat’ is All-Electric, But Still Just a Floating Sofa

$16,064 ‘Sofa Boat’ is All-Electric, But Still Just a Floating Sofa

Unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show, this all-electric “Sofa Boat” is quite an, er, interesting concept. Touted as a “3.5m floating fun platform,” the boat can run for 12 hours on a fully

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World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Unveiled

World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Unveiled

PlanetSolar, a 31 meter long catamaran, was unveiled yesterday in Kiel, Germany, and its deck  just so happens to be completely covered with photovoltaic panels, making it the world's largest solar

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PlanetSolar Boat to Sail Around the World

PlanetSolar Boat to Sail Around the World

From the solar-powered vehicle that crossed Canada, to a wave-powered boat that took on the Pacific, we've seen many impressive feats accomplished by green vehicles. But now the crew at PlanetSolar is

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Solar Speedboat

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Solar Speedboat

When alternative transportation comes to mind, the focus is usually on more eco-friendly land or air travel. After all, the open ocean provides the prevailing winds as a very sustainable power source. We

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Solar Sailor

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Solar Sailor

One of the coolest sights in the Sydney Harbour (aside from the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Pirate Ship) is the fully solar-powered ferry known as The Solar Sailor. This rather unique boat,

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