The world's largest solar-powered boat, the PlanetSolar, will be arriving in Miami a day early, ahead of schedule from its circumnavigation around the globe entirely without the use of traditional fuels. Constructed by the Knierim Yacht Club, in Kiel, Germany in 14 months, the multlihull vessel is topped is topped with large array of photovoltaic solar panels. This technological feat of German-Swiss cooperation measures close to 102 feet in length and 50 feet in width and, powered exclusively by solar energy and cost approximately 12.5 million Euros (approx. US$17.5 million) to build. The boat is maned by a highly experienced crew of 5 men and 1 woman. What a t gorgeous vessel. A great accomplishment towards the day all boats will be solar-powered!
November 24, 2010 4:40 PM | Water