Saturday, March 06, 2010

Solar Powered Boat to Sail Around the World


Planet Solar has made a huge push for solar energy by developing the world’s largest solar powered boat. Equipped with 5,300 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels, this 60-ton smart yacht was made for a larger project in which two sailors will make a voyage around the world with a zero carbon footprint.

Picking up and dropping off passengers at various major ports, Planet Solar is scheduled to return to Europe in April 2011 after leaving it’s home port in Kiel Germany on February 25th. This venture aims to raise awareness of the fact that transportation and cruise boats currently emit nearly 6% of total carbon emissions.

As mentioned on their website , the “utilitarian and optimistic ecologists” behind the project believe that we can eradicate all non-natural carbon emissions between 2050 and 2070.

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