• Planet-Solar: first around the world with solar energy

    Date:12 December 2011 Tags:, ,

    A solar-powered catamaran that left Monaco in September 2010 is on schedule to complete its round-the-world cruise – the first fully solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe – in May 2012, if all goes according to plan. The MS Tûranor Planet-Solar produces five times the power needed to propel the vessel, filling a battery that provides power at nights, on cloudy days and for auxiliary needs such as water desalination. Watch the Planet-Solar trailer…

    Read more Tech watch snippets in the January 2012 issue of Popular Mechanics – on sale on 19 December.

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