MS Tûranor PlanetSolar does not stop its successes after an accomplishment of the scientific expedition along the GolfStream, jointly with the University of Geneva; the famous catamaran that sails only by the power of the sun was awarded last November in Germany. It had on May, 4th 2012 realized the first world trip by solar energy.
“On 29 November 2013 in Berlin (Germany) the 2013 European Solar Prize, in the category « Media » was awarded to PlanetSolar for the media exposure generated on completion of the first trip around the world in a vessel powered only by solar energy (2010-2012). During the official ceremony awarding the prize, Raphaël Domjan, responsible for initiating the first curcumnavigation around the world powered on solar power, and Cordula Ströher, owner of the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, went on stage together, pleased that this eco-adventure is honoured once again. […]
After leaving PlanetSolar in June 2012, Raphaël Domjan has been putting all his energies into the activities of the «Solar Planet» foundation. As for the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, she continues her solar missions around the world. New missions are now in the course of being planned for 2014.”
This award comes to certify the success of the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar projects launched a few years ago giving the courage to the teams to prepare new adventures for 2014. Until the 2014 program, that we are waiting impatiently, is settled we are wishing them very good end of year.
PlanetSolar official website: http://www.planetsolar.org
Press Release 03/12/2013 PlanetSolar awarded the 2013 European Solar Prize in the category « Media »
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