This huge boat is powered entirely by solar energy

  • The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar boat is covered by 500 solar panels.
  • It’s the largest solar-powered boat ever built.
  • The ship is now used to help raise awareness about alternative energy solutions.

This huge seacraft is developed by Swiss company PlanetSolar, who wanted to create a vessel which was environmentally friendly and produced zero-emissions.

Developed in 2010, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat ever built. Its 500 solar panels can provide 120 kilowatts of energy, allowing the ship to travel around 5 knots.

The boat has now been donated to the Race for Water Foundation, who will now use the ship as a laboratory for scientific missions to raise awareness about alternative energy solutions.

Produced by David Ibekwe.

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