Land-ho, me hearties — Solar is taking to the high seas! PlanetSolar launched a boat that is covered with 500 square meters of solar panels — then they sailed it around the whole earth using nothing but sunshine.
You might ask why they chose solar as the renewable power source, when people have been using (equally clean) wind to navigate the big blue for millennia. At Sungevity we think solar makes sense on a roof to generate clean and cheap electricity, but we are a creative bunch and love the way Raphael Domjan, founder of Planet Solar, was thinking outside the box! According to him, the idea was to demonstrate that the solar technology is here, now, ready and viable today, and can do more than anyone thought possible.
(It also just looks really cool.)