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First time accepted submitter wokie78 writes "The PlanetSolar, a Swiss solar powered catamaran, has just arrived to Monaco (French original), its initial port of departure, after finishing its voyage around the world which it started in September 2010. Its five-member crew completed a 60,006 km trip fully powered by 537 square meters of solar panels, which produced from 500 to 600 kw/h in fair weather which meant it could go for 300 km on a single charge. Everything on the boat was solar powered."
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Re: Swiss-Solar-Powered-Catamaran-Finishes Round The World Tour
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 07:51:49 AM »
Truly remarkable. And, true to form, not a whisper in the MSM.
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Re: Swiss-Solar-Powered-Catamaran-Finishes Round The World Tour
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 09:53:33 AM »
All those Solar PV Cells are made with OIL.  I'll stick to the more traditional form of Circumnavigation which even 16 year old Girls are capable of doing solo.

OK, granted, Jessica Watson's boat is made of Fiberglass and Resin, an Oil product.  Also likely is Jessica did her Navigation with a GPS, not a Sextant.  In THEORY however, Jessica could have done this on a Catamaran Rigged Canoe using Coconut Shells with holes drilled in them showing the Star Map.

It was done before, it can be done again.  Fuck the Solar Cells, we do not NEED no stinkin' Photovoltaics and the Rare Earth Metal Mining that turns good land into an industrial cesspool.

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