Sunday, November 28, 2010

TÛRANOR PlanetSolar - An Exciting Alternative Blue Climate Solution

28 Nov. 2010 | Miami, FL -- The world's largest solar-powered boat was in Miami Beach this weekend, stopping on its way to Cancún, Mexico, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16).

The vessel TÛRANOR, part of the Swiss-based project, PlanetSolar, measures close to 102 feet in length and 50 feet in width, and is powered exclusively by solar energy. It will highlight the application of readily available renewable energy (solar power) in Cancún.

After Cancún, TÛRANOR will continue its quest to be the first to circumnavigate the globe in a “solar” boat.

I don’t think you can get much more clean and energy efficient on the water (my sailboat is jealous). We wish them the best of luck.

Raphaël Domjan, founder of the PlanetSolar project, addresses the crowd on Miami Beach.

-Steven Lutz, Blue Climate Solutions

P.S. The name TÛRANOR is derived from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings Saga and translates into "The Power of the Sun."

P.S. (2) Can it keep beer cold?