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How Solar Energy Can Power A Huge Boat To Go Around The World.
Solar energy is one of the most efficient methods of using power and PlanetSolar has taken up on it's powerful sources.
PlanetSolar, was built in 2010 and is one the largest solar powered vessels. She reaches 100 feet in length and can reach speeds up to 14 knots.
The vessel's complete construction took $16.5 million and was funded by a German entrepreneur.
The vessel is used for researchers currently studying the causes and effects of aerosols inside the atmosphere and other important climate related issues.
The solar panels on-board produce 90 kW of energy from their 38,000 solar cells. This amount of energy can power 7+ average sized homes.
The panels charge the vessel's lithium-ion batteries stored inside the hulls of the catamaran. Even if the vessel has stormy days or no complete sunlight they have enough energy stored in these batteries to power the vessel for 3 days.
PlanetSolar has been able to brake three records including :
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