Friday, April 10, 2009

20,000 Watts Over the Sea















PlanetSolar.org has begun construction of a 13 million dollar, solar powered catamaran designed to circle the globe. Funding has been provided by the Swiss clean energy investment firm, Rivendell Holding AG.

The circumnavigation is expected to take 120 days at 10 knots. The deck will be paneled with 470 square meters of PV cells.

Among the participants are Jules Verne's great-grandson Jean Verne.

Wired.com has a story and more photos here.

Thanks to Matt for suggesting this thread.

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