Saturday, August 3, 2013

Solar Ship

Named Tûranor PlanetSolar, which means power of the sun in J.R.R Tolkien mythology, this unique vessel is powered and propelled exclusively by solar energy!

The length of the boat is 31 m 

The width is 15 m

The height is 6.30 m

Draft 1.55 m
Average speed 5 knots

Installed solar power 93.5 kW 
Average engine consumption 20 kW

Surface area of PV modules 516 s.m.
Module efficiency 18.8%

PlanetSolar Deepwater is a scientific expedition by the University of Geneva on the route of the Gulf Stream

More amazing images: Planet Solar Gallery

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