Thursday, October 30, 2014


September 27, 2010 MS Turanor PlanetSolar boat set sail from the port of Monaco. What was its main purpose? Become the first solar-powered boat that traveled around the world around the globe. On how the team was able to overcome all the difficulties, as well as most of the yacht, read this article.
yacht on solar energy
6 May 2012 journey ended. 587 days, 28 countries, 3 of the ocean, seas and 11 60.006 kilometers, PlanetSolar team has managed to achieve this. Below you will find detailed information on the world tour, the team and the details about the biggest yacht in the world on solar energy. It all started in the spring of 2004, when a little crazy idea was born in the mind of Raphael Domyana, 39-year-old Swiss. He was educated as electronics engineer, he also concurrently medic, pilot of airplanes and gliders and mountain guide. Raphael - handyman and ardent defender of clean energy, with all my heart loving nature. Like many others, he feels that we need to quickly find an alternative to our wild oil consumption, but at the same time, the huge potential of renewable energy is still to be discussed and improved. Raphael imagined this extraordinary adventure, inspired by reading the novels of Jules Verne.Then he made ​​a decision in that no matter what travel around the world on board a vessel that is powered only by solar energy.This - environmental and technological journey which seemed to him doable. The dream begins to take shape in February 2008 thanks to a meeting with Immo Streerom, which has a long interest in solar technology and has a solid experience in the matter.They become partners, combining their capital, ideas and inexhaustible energy. Domyan and Immo Streer seek to demonstrate that the yacht can function in our time, without using any fossil fuels at all and that this clean and environmentally-aware navigation has a commercial future. After two years of design and assembly of the shipyards, the idea became a project, and in result is a boat that is unique so far: Turanor PlanetSolar. Besides all the dreams and emotions that are joined together in this adventure, the project PlanetSolar assembled an international team of doctors, engineers, shipbuilders and sailors, who day after day contribute to the success of the first trip and promotion of solar energy worldwide. Designer PlanetSolar, Craig Lumes from New Zealand already built numerous innovative ships worldwide. Several months of research allowed him to finish the ideal measurements and create the design of the vessel. Engineers not only had to optimize energy consumption and supply, but also the aerodynamics, select appropriate materials and forms. Incredibly lightweight carbon structure of this futuristic vessel with electric motors are extremely reliable. PlanetSolar - the largest ship in the world of alternative energy. 537 m2 of photovoltaic cells and 6 units of lithium-ion battery technology that provides maximum power and energy density. Every new sunrise catamaran provides light and energy for the subsequent trip. Catamaran sail with a crew of six people, reduced to four for the second leg of the trip. During the trip, six French soldiers were also deployed to protect the Gulf of Aden, the notorious stretch between Yemen and Somalia, which is called 'Pirate Alley'. Below you will see the names and photos of all the team members who are in some way involved in the trip.
trip around the world

Team Around the World

PlanetSolar is now holding several marine records: the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by boat on solar energy (26 days 19 hours 10 minutes); the longest distance ever surmounted solar elektrokaterom; first circumnavigation, carried out on solar energy (1 year 7 months and 7 days); and the fastest crossing of the South China Sea on solar energy (4 days 23 hours 45 minutes).

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