PLANETSOLAR - SWISS CONCEPT BOAT CONSTRUCTION
In our earlier articles on this magnificent vessel, we showed you the conceptual development through several small scale models until finally the team were faced with actually building the full size craft - a mammoth task - as this is the largest solar boat (@ 4-10-12) in the world.
So how does one go about building something this big? The video below gives you the answer to that. With some trepidation, a lot of planning and elbow grease.
The 12.5 million euro Tūranor PlanetSolar now holds four naval records:
Tūranor PlanetSolar is loved by harbour seals
This magnificent boat (the full size one) entered the record books as the first electric boat to complete a (585 day) world circumnavigation. She arrived at the Hercule Harbour in Monaco on Friday the 4th of May at 2:15p.m.
Environmental heroes - the onboard crew of the PlanetSolar
THE BOATS SPECIFICATIONS:
PlanetSolar is currently the biggest solar ship in the world (at 17-4-12). 537 m2 of photovoltaic panel power 6 blocks of lithium-ion batteries. This technology offers maximum power and energy density, thus enabling a navigation time that is unmatched to date!
Dr Khalid, Immo Stoher and Raphael Domjan at the QST event in Quatar
SOLAR BOAT LINKS -
The Solar Navigator - SWASSH (Small Waterplane Area Stabilized Single Hull) test model 2012
The latest Solarnavigator is designed to be capable of an autonomous world navigation set for an attempt
in 2015 is all goes according to schedule.
A taste for adventure
A heartwarming adventure: pirate whalers V conservationists
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