World’s largest solar-powered boat docks in London

Source: The Guardian

The world’s largest solar-powered boat, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, this week docked in Canary Wharf following a two-month scientific expedition across the Atlantic to gather data on the effects of climate change on the Gulf Stream. The futuristic vessel is powered by 512 square metres of solar photovoltaic panels and has already become the first boat to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power.

The Swiss-registered solar-powered vessel, ‘MS Türanor PlanetSolar enters Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, China on 15 August 2011. The solar-powered catamaran is on a record-breaking circumnavigation of the world, powered exclusively by solar energy. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

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