planetsolar-sailboat

PlanetSolar is the world’s largest solar boat.  Its covered in over 1600 sqaure feet of solar cells and supposedly carries a massive lithium-ion battery to capture the sun’s energy.  The boat itself measures 31m long and 15m wide and can achieve a top speed of 15 knots.  Total cost to date to produce the solar powered boat is just south of $25 million.  SunPower provided the some 38,000 photovoltaic cells and are said to be the world’s most efficient on the market today.

The PlanetSolar boat will launch in just 5 days time, where upon the team hopes to be the fastest solar boat to travel across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."