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World's largest solar-powered boat completes its trip around the world

A crew of five piloted the 31-meter (102-ft) long, 15-meter (49-ft) wide vessel, which is covered in 537 square meters (5,780 sq ft) of solar panels. These provide power to four electric motors (two located in each hull), that have a maximum output of 120 kW and can propel the boat to a speed of 14 knots. It is constructed mainly of a light yet durable carbon fiber-sandwich material.For more info

Added: May-10-2012 Occurred On: May-10-2012
By: scarfilm
World News
Tags: planetsolar, boat, world, solar powered, monaco
Location: Monaco (load item map)
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