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PlanetSolar Catamaran

05/10/2014

PlanetSolar Catamaran

As we are talking about boats propelled only by solar energy, we must give you some news of the first catamaran to successfully circumnavigate the planet using solar energy.

The MS TûranorPlanetSolar was actually the guest of honor of Solar One in Monaco, where it arrived after a 12-day passage from Morocco, and after having been obliged to shelter from a gale off the Balearics.

The catamaran has now become a scientific platform again, and is cruising in Greece for Geneva University, to study the submerged prehistoric landscapes, as part of the ‘TerraSubmersa’ expedition.


For more information: www.planetsolar.org

Further reading

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