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The Largest Photovoltaic Catamaran in Corinth

25 July 2014 / 17:07:39  GRReporter
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Yesterday, the world’s largest catamaran fully propelled by solar energy anchored in the port of Corinth. MS Turanor PlanetSolar sailed to Greece to join the Terra Submersa archaeological mission assigned to study the topography of a prehistoric village in the marine area of the Argolic gulf, close to Ermionidas.

The catamaran at the port of New York

This is a joint archaeological study conducted by the University of Geneva in collaboration with the Swiss Archaeological Centre, the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, and the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities.
The Swiss and Greek archaeologists are to look for underwater traces of human activities in the region where one of the most ancient villages in Europe was probably located.
The photovoltaic catamaran, sailing under the Swiss flag, is to berth at Corinth port until Monday, 28 June 2014.

Sailing from Corinth, she will pass through the Corinthian Canal and then ‘photovolt’ to the island of Evia and anchor at Eretria port to celebrate the national holiday of Switzerland on August 1.
She will next sail to the Marina of Zea and berth there until August 6 while on August 4, an official press conference will be held aboard to announce all details about the Terra Submersa archaeological mission which is to end on 22 August 2014.

 

Tags: Largest Photovoltaic Catamaran Corinth Ermionidas Argolic gulf University of Geneva
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