The Turanor PlanetSolar is the largest boat powered by solar panels cruising the high seas today. This future boat that was built in just 14 months in Germany has 537 square meters of solar panels atop this ship.
Built as a catamaran the PlanetSolar can hold up to 40 passengers when it makes its different stops along world tour. The word Turanor means “power of the sun” and comes from the Lord of the Rings Saga of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The goal of the crew of PlanetSolar is to be the first ship to circumnavigate the world exclusively using the power of the sun and an electric engine. Magellan would be proud of this new type of leading edge, yet here today technology.
Another aspect of this tour is to call public awareness to the ability for us to be carbon neutral now and the fact that solar technology is in fact a here and now technology. We don’t have to wait for future technology in order to go green. The future is already here.