Set sail

Set sail

19 January, 2012
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PlanetSolar is a solar-powered boat that is currently circumnavigating the globe. The aim of the creator is to demonstrate that we already have the technology needed to lead us to a more sustainable future through renewable energies and photovoltaics. Creator Raphael Domjan started thinking about the concept of travelling around the world using as little as energy as possible in the late 1980s, and decided to make it happen in 2004 with a solar boat, but the project’s first main partner did not come on board until 2008. Today, there are more than 100 people working for this project worldwide. PlanetSolar stopped by and spent a week in Hong Kong late last year, and created an educational exhibition to spread the word about solar energy.

By: Ecozine Staff
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