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The world's largest solar-powered boat

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The world's largest solar-powered boat



PlanetSolar's TÛRANOR is the world's largest solar-powered boat and the first of its kind to make a world tour. When moving, it does not use any energy other than that produced by solar panels. The crew has two goals: to show that modern eco-friendly technologies that produce energy are safe and effective, and to move ahead with scientific research in the field of renewable energy sources.

The length of the vessel is about 35 m., The width is 17 m., The cost is 26 million dollars, the capacity is 50 passengers. Solar panels occupy 5380 sqm, the maximum speed of 15 miles / hour, the battery charge is enough for 3 of a cloudy day. This excess energy is stored in a giant lithium-ion battery. The name of the boat is taken from the books of J.R.R. Tolkien.























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  1. LESHA pancake
    LESHA pancake 7 September 2011 13: 05
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    COOL Dish. BECOME INDEPENDENT OF CHUBAIS.
  2. datur
    datur 7 September 2011 14: 52
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    LYOKHA damn, and if the sun will not be 4 or more days ???
    1. cVM
      cVM 7 September 2011 18: 27
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      the sun always happens, it does not require the sun, even in cloudy weather it warms, at home the batteries warm water and give light.
  3. Gonoriy
    Gonoriy 11 February 2013 00: 07
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    Well done boys.
  4. Misantrop
    Misantrop 11 February 2013 00: 16
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    A good dish for calm weather. It would be interesting to look at her condition after falling into the first serious storm ... winked
    1. Garrin
      Garrin 11 February 2013 00: 22
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      Quote: Misantrop
      A good dish for calm weather. It would be interesting to look at her condition after getting into the first serious storm ... winked

      Valera, what are you talking about?
      Swimming pool, lighting with powerful spotlights, plus a small power station nearby (to provide lighting). And go from side to side. wink
  5. Misantrop
    Misantrop 11 February 2013 00: 34
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    Quote: Garrin
    Valera, what are you talking about?

    Yes, I just remembered how we tumbled in the throat of the White Sea (there is shallow, you can’t dive). But still it’s not a toy - 178 m long and 15 tons of displacement. And as a wave of blows cut off the drive stub of the aft ventilation unit from neighbors. The steel pin in his hand was cut off as thick as plasticine. So I figured out how much garbage will remain from this boat after hitting a similar wave in its hull (its maximum speed is such that you can’t really get away from another storm) ... winked