Solar-powered boat sets off on global journey

solar-boat-monaco-launchPlanet Solar, a giant catamaran shaped boat powered entirely by solar energy generated by its own solar surfaces started a global journey yesterday, launching from the tiny Mediterranean country of Monaco.

Planet Solar is aiming to become the first boat to circumnavigate the globe on solar power only. All told, the German-designed and built boat will travel 50,000 kilometers, stopping in a number of ports around the world, among them, Miami, Cancun, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney and Abu Dhabi.

You can follow Planet Solar’s pioneering solar-powered journey around the globe at —