Monday, November 29, 2010

World’s largest solar boat on view in Miami Beach today – Travel – Sun-Sentinel

Is under 8 miles per hour impressive? Not to me.

(4600 / 26) / 24 = 7.37179487

For a bit of perspective
The current transatlantic sailing record was set on Sunday August 2, 2009, when the trimaran Banque Populaire V made the crossing from New York to Cornwall, UK in 3 days, 15 hours, 25 minutes, 48 seconds. This was a 9 hour gain over the previous record set in 2007.

Not apples to apples, but close enough to see that the current state of solar is sad compared to wind. Maybe we should consider this when looking into alternative energy options?

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