Articles Tagged ‘solar power’

Solar Powered Mega-Yacht Breaking Records All Over The Place

Solar Powered Mega-Yacht Breaking Records All Over The Place June 13, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Here are the numbers: Cost: $16.7 million Length: 31 metres Width: 15 metres Number of solar cells: 38,000 Surface area of solar cells: 537 square metres Weight: 60 tonnes Max sailing speed: 15 mph (15 knots) Longest it can sail without direct sunlight: 3 days/3 nights Image: Reinhard_Schuldt/Flickr The...

World’s First Solar-Powered Blimp Sets Out to Conquer the English Channel

World’s First Solar-Powered Blimp Sets Out to Conquer the English Channel July 1, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Like the man says, there’s something absolutely beautiful about an airship. Humankind, not content to be bound either by gravity or by girth, conquered the air over a hundred years ago after dreaming of it for centuries prior. Of course, over the years, air travel – especially in airships...

Solar-Powered Boat Set to Cruise the World

Solar-Powered Boat Set to Cruise the World April 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
On Wednesday, Türanor, a solar-powered boat–the largest of its kind–was put into water for the first time off of the northern German city of Kiel, where it had been under construction for the past 13 months. It will take another year or so for some intense testing before the white-and-blue-colored,...