Skip to comments.Extraordinary solar yacht almost complete
Posted on 02/25/2010 6:09:11 AM PST by Watersportinfo.com
All the yacht admirers are eagerly awaiting the launch of the catamaran-style solar yacht by its builders PlanetSolar. This novel concept of yacht involves utilization of solar power with the help of 500 square meters of solar panels. However, another unique part of this news is the interesting itinerary that the yacht is expected to make around the world following its release in Germany on February 25.
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Just wait until it runs into it’s first hail storm.
Just wait until the boat is rendered unusable due to BIRD POOP!
I’ll bet it rolls in a quartering sea.
that's not what I was expecting to see at all.
I was imagining some sort of sail boat type thing with the sail doubling as a solar panel driving engines making the boat go even faster.
a couple of leaky seals, salt water shorts out half the panels and this pig is dead in the water.
(I paused before clicking the link... )
Those big, flat solar panels with overhangs on top suggest to me a large horizontal sail. Perfect for trapping wind or wave power and aiding in a capsize.
Ought to be bitch keeping that thing from turning turtle in high winds and a beam sea.