World's largest solar boat comes to Canary Wharf
This weekend will see a ship powered fully by solar power come to Canary Wharf.
PlanetSolar, a Swiss boat which has just returned from an Atlantic crossing, will come trhough West India Dock Pierhead at 9.45am on Saturday morning.
The World's largest solar powered ship, and the first vessel of its kind to travel round the world, will then remain at South Quay until Tuesday afternoon.
PlanetSolar is 31 metres long and travels at an average speed of less than nine kilometres an hour. It is covered in 500 square metres of solar panels.
It cost 15million EURO and was financed by a German entrepreneur.
Built in 2010 it has a crew of just four. In May 2012 it completed a circumnavigation of the globe.
For more information on the boat click here