The first issue of the only ship that sails with solar energy has arrived in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where he remained until Friday doing general maintenance of the ship. MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar started its voyage three weeks ago in Monaco.
The solar catamaran has crossed the Strait of Gibraltar, leaving behind the Mediterranean and has entered the Atlantic Ocean. The behavior of the vessel has been very positive, as explained by their captain Patrick Marchesseau “We had to overcome some difficult currents, but the batteries are charged with ensuring good propulsion and maneuvering of security. We are very pleased with the performance of the boat. ”
In the next stage of the journey across the Atlantic PlanetSolar. The planned route, weather and navigational conditions permit, expected stops in Miami, Cancun, San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Monaco.
The catamaran is manned by six people trying to go around the world powered only by electricity generated exclusively by solar energy. The boat, 31 meters long by 16 wide, has a catchment area of 540 m2 PV. In this source of power generation system adds storage capacity for the boat go 3 days and 3 nights in the absence of sunlight.
PlanetSolar the draft is intended to inform society about the importance of sustainability and renewable energy, and its importance in protecting the environment.