World Amazing Stuff: Largest Solar boat in the World

Largest Solar boat in the World

The MS Turanor PlanetSolar, known PlanetSolar, is the World’s largest solar powered boat according to the Guinness world record book. The vessel was designed by LOMOcean Design, built by Knierim Yachtbau in Kiel, Germany, and launched on 31 March 2010.

The boat is 31m long and 23m wide covered in over 500 square meters of solar panels rated 93 kW, which in turn connect to one of the two electric motors in each hull. There are 8.5 tons of lithium-ion batteries in the ship's two hulls. The boat's shape allows it to reach speeds of up to 14 knots. 

The world's largest solar boat has 512 square meters of photovoltaic cells made of up 809 solar panels or 29,124 solar cells. The Eco-friendly vessel breaks world record after crossing Atlantic in just 22 days and it's completely silent. 

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