PlanetSolar 100′ catamarn has 38,000 photovaltaic solar cells, set to sail in March

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The World’s largest solar boat has just been unveiled by PlanetSolar in Kiel, Germany. The sunbathing catamaran marvel measures 100 feet long by 50 feet wide and is covered in 5,300 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels consisting of 38,000 next-generation cells by SunPower.

Being the largest solar powered boat on the ocean, it must have something to capture that technology, well it does. On-board PlanetSolar is the largest lithium ion battery in the world, made by HDW (Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft), and being tested for future use on non-nuclear submarines.

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