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The “Power of the Sun” Ecologically clean Sun-powered Tûranor PlanetSolar marine vessel stays on schedule

by Rusti 2011-08-17 16:29


PlanetSolar Sun Energy propelled YachtThe “Power of the Sun” or "Tûranor" PlanetSolar luxury yacht empowered solely by the free energy of the Sun continues its triumph journey across the waters of the Globe. The solar powered yacht finds its way via the Panama Canal, across the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean with check mark through the Suez Canal finally returning towards the Mediterranean. On its way the “Power of the Sun” are visiting Abu Dhabi, Hamburg, London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Singapore. The motto of the “Power of the Sun” journey across the oceans  is to conserve the Planet Earth natural resources by promoting free Solar energy efficient and Ecology-friendly global mobility solutions.

The one of a kind marine vessel launched into the waters from the Knierim Yachtbau shipyard in Kiel more than a year ago (Reuters slideshow) is equipped with 500 square meters of high efficiency solar panels providing necessary energy supply for electric motors. The innovative synergy of the outstanding Eco-clean joint design effort of Knierim Yachtbau, the LOMOcean and the PlanetSolar scientists and engineers has proven a stability success propelling the multiple passenger 31 meter long and 16 meters wide 60-ton luxury boat at the remarkable cruising speed of 14 knots, guided by the GPS enabled Marine Command Center without damaging the Ecology of the Ocean.

The Eco-clean Tûranor's power platform includes high capacity durable lithium-ion batteries. Thanks to the sleek aerodynamic design of the marine vessel the fully charged batteries allow the vessel to continue journey for 72 hours in case the weather conditions are not favorable for the sufficient sunlight levels for the SunPower (SPWRA) solar panels. They count almost  40 thousand black photovoltaic cells. The cells transform more than 20 percent of sunlight into electric current. The almost 500 square meter of solar panel surface composed of the photovoltaic cell arrays is responsible for generating more than 100 KW of free energy power to feed the hungry electric gears of the yacht. They include not only electrical engines but the Marine Command Center navigational neural network of dozens marine devices like the GPS navigators, numerous sensors, the BlueChart and Topographic Mapping equipment, marine sonars, transducers and chartplotters. The over 25 thousand mile long record breaking voyage has been planned to continue not more than 140 days. The outstanding yacht Skippers and Crew work, unique design and engineering coupled with the free power of the Sun keep this Ecologically clean and environmentally friendly marine nature fit vessel on schedule. We wish Tûranor solar powered vessel and the Crew "Seven feet under the keel" - Fair seas bright Sunshine and a following wind!

PlanetSolar sun powered yacht on Ocean waters

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