The solar powered catamaran largest in the world. Is called Tûranor and it is the solar ship that sailed on July 20 from the island of Majorca and which today is docked at the port of Cagliari. The boat has accomplished a record feat, circumnavigating the world without a drop of fuel but only with clean energy.
The ship's first name, Tûranor, derives from the mythology of the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings and means "Power of the Sun"And, given the company of solar powered catamaran, the links with literature do not end there, the journey was undertaken in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg, the protagonist of the novel by Jules Verne, "Around the world in 80 days“, From which Domjan and his team were strongly inspired.
Raphael Domjan is a Swiss visionary who, thanks to the German financier Immo Ströher, has undertaken the project Planet Solar, this path is intended to demonstrate that thesolar power it is a clean and unlimited resource that can and should be considered an alternative to fossil fuels. The feats of Raphael Domjan and his team aim to provide concrete demonstrations.
Cagliari will be the only Italian leg of the mighty solar catamaran. The press conference on board will be held on Tuesday 24 July at 11:00 am, in which the Captain Eric Dumont and the crew will talk about the Planet Solar project.