Tag: solar boats

Scout Transatlantic robotic solar boat

Students’ Robotic Solar Boat On Transatlantic Trek

It was an audacious undertaking, an engineer-nerd project nonpareil, a bunch of college students building a robotic solar-powered boat and setting it off on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. And amazingly, after a few delays, it’s on its way.… Read More

Solar Powered Boat To Patrol Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, long considered one of the world’s most precious environmental areas, is a massive expanse of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square… Read More
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PlanetSolar Hits NYC For Another Swiss Win

Let’s just go ahead right now and concede that when it comes to cutting-edge solar-powered transport, Switzerland is badass. The Swiss-hatched Solar Impulse sun-fueled airplane has recently flown across the United States, and will soon be on its way from… Read More
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Solar Boat Sails For Science, Trash Cleanup

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the futuristic-looking but quite real catamaran that is powered by sunlight alone, is at sea once more. A year ago the boat completed a 584 day, 32,000 nautical mile trip around the world. Now, with an… Read More