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Turanor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar Powered Yacht

Turanor PlanetSolar, the world\’s largest solar powered ship, has been traveling around the globe and currently appeared in Cancun, Mexico in order to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Turanor PlanetSolar project was led by Raphaël Domjan, a Swiss engineer and German industrialist Immo Ströher, a developer of renewable forms of energy. The Turanor PlanetSolar project costs $ 17.5 million to achieve great successes from the process to the final product. The yacht working on solar power is quiet and environmentally friendly. The idea for the Turanor PlanetSolar project is implemented with a view to propose future-proof resolutions for sustainable living in large cities in the world and concepts of environment-friendliness. The first water test for Turanor PlanetSolar ship was taken in late March 2010 and used first in the Port of Hamburg, the second largest port in Europe after Rotterdam. Let\’s have a look at the stunning images as follows to get to know about the largest solar powered yacht in the world, Turanor PlanetSolar.


Turanor PlanetSolar, the world\’s largest solar powered yacht, costs $ 17.5 million for its building project

Turanor PlanetSolar is about 60 tons heavy, 30 meters long, 7 meters high, and 15 meters wide without any fuel

Turanor PlanetSolar departed from Monaco in late September 2010 to take a tour around the world

The giant ship is layered with 5,300 sq ft of solar panels, relevant to 825 solar panels and 38,000 photovoltaic cells providing electricity to the ship engines

At present, Turanor PlanetSolar is in Cancun, Mexico for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Solar panels can be adjusted by broadening dimensions (length and width) of the large ship

Electricity from solar energy runs ship engines and motors, in addition to promoting energy efficiency, and eco-mobility

A 13-ton lithium battery is strong enough to run the yacht for three days without sunlight

However, with the low speed, Turanor PlanetSolar can obtain the speed of nearly 13km/h in an ideal condition



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