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PlanetSolar - Solar Powered Boat
PlanetSolar is perhaps the world's largest solar boat. It is powered by around 500 square metres of photovoltaic solar panels that generate 103.4 kW of solar energy to power its efficient engine. The craft only requires 20kW, to achieve an average speed of eight knots (15kph or 9mph).
PlanetSolar is 31m long, 15m wide, weighs 60 tonnes and has a top speed of around 16 knots (30kph or 18mph). The craft cost 18 million euro ($24.4 million USD) to develop and build at the Knierim Yacht Club in Kiel in northern Germany.
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