Trials Kieler Förde 2010/08/02
Turanor PlanetSolar is a multlihull vessel topped by a large array of photovoltaic
solar panels, constructed by Knierim Werft, in Kiel, Germany. Built in 14 months,
the largest solar boat ever built has impressive dimensions and is yet both silent and
clean. The goal is to navigate around the world at an average speed of 7.5 knots.
*2010 Knierim Werft, Kiel & HDW, Kiel
Length: 31 m Width: 15 m Length with flaps: 35 m
Width with flaps: 23 m Height: 6.1 m
Weight: 85 t
Surface of solar modules: 536 m2
Panel output: 18.8 % Power received by the sun: 93.5 kW (127.0 HP) Average
engine consumption: 20 kW (26.8 HP) Average speed: 7.5 kt (14 km/h) Maximum
speed: 14 kt (25 km/h) Crew: 3 – 4 skippers