PHOTO CAPTION: Turanor Planet Solar boat now traveled more than 9,900 nautical miles.

PlanetSolar Aims for Guinness Record for Solar Vehicle

Solar-powered multi-hull boat has now traveled more than 9,900 nautical miles, surpassing previous record set by solar-powered car in 2004.

Published: 22-Feb-2011

The crew of Turanor Planet Solar, the world’s largest solar-powered boat, announced plans to apply to the Guinness Book of World Records for yet another recognition—the greatest distance ever traveled in a solar-powered vessel.

The boat, which set sail Sept. 27 from Monaco, is a multi-hulled vessel almost 100 feet long and covered in almost 5,800 square feet of solar photovoltaic panels.

The boat crossed into the Humboldt Current over the weekend, according to a press release from the crew’s support staff.


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