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.
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."