Gallery: 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 powered boat. While not quite ready to launch yet, the PV-bedazzled boat will debut at Hamburg port’s 821st anniversary celebrations in May, and then undergo testing during the summer before starting on a world-wide voyage to promote solar energy. The makers of the boat say, “PlanetSolar wants to show that we can change, that solutions exist and that it isn’t too late. Future generations are looking to us; our choices will mark the future of humanity.”

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  3. jakeshine August 3, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Does this boat have some sort of battery backup system or an engine of some sort to keep it going when the sun isn’t shineing?

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