Sunday, November 28, 2010

Twenty Million Dollar Solar Powered Catamaran

A sleek outer space looking solar powered catamaran is heading for Miami.

Swiss engineer Raphael Domjan says the 102-foot-long Turanor PlanetSolar is the world's largest solar powered boat. The vessel docked in Miami this weekend.

Turanor's deck is covered in 5,700 square feet of photovoltaic panels of thin glass that charge a gigantic lithium ion battery. The vessel can last on battery for three to four days if there's no sun. Domjan is planning a eco-adventure around the world on the catamaran.

The Turanor costs about $20 million.


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