New yacht is entirely powered by solar energy

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Yachting is a sport associated with the wind and the outdoors. So it may be surprising to learn that the average 80-foot (25 metre) yacht burns around 100 litres (26 gallons) of fuel an hour at 10-knots of speed – not exactly environmentally friendly. Now, Swiss company SolarImpact Yacht has built the first yacht that is entirely solar-powered. All of the systems on the yacht use the sun as their primary energy source. The 78-foot yacht includes 300 square meters of solar panels. Additionally, this solar array powers an 800-kWh battery, equivalent to around 10 hours of cruising. This, in…

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