Back in December, 2010, we got our first up-close look at the largest solar-powered boat in the world, MS TÛRANOR, upon her arrival in our hometown of Miami, FL. Sixteen months and nearly 30,000 miles later, the world's largest catamaran powered by the sun is nearing the end of her epic, round-the-world odyssey.
A pioneer for sustainable energy technology on water, the German-made 115-foot catamaran MS TÛRANOR, also know as yacht PLANETSOLAR, is due to arrive in Monaco on May 4th – the first superyacht to circumnavigate the world on solar power alone.
In order to celebrate the success of this unique project, a celebration weekend is planed on May 4th, 5th and 6th in the Hercule harbor in Monaco. After crossing the finish line, the crew, design team, builders, investors and owners will be participating in an official arrival ceremony with Swiss and Monegasque personalities. Several events will be organized to support the festivities.
PlanetSolar was conceived by Raphaël Domjan of Switzerland. The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, was built in Kiel, Germany, and is powered exclusively by solar energy drawing power from 537 square meters of photovoltaic panels. PlanetSolar is behind many technological advances, especially in the field of composite manufacturing and storage of solar energy.
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