The MS Turnanor Planet Solar, the world's largest solar boat ever built will be stopping at Malta on Sunday on her promotion tour.

The boat is the first catamaran to enter the record books after completing a voyage around the world powered solely by solar energy breaking five records.

It is the solar boat that made the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and it covered the longest distance ever by a solar electric vehicle.

Planet Solar is behind many technological advances, especially in the field of composite manufacturing and storage of solar energy. The catamaran is powered by an array of 537 square meters of high efficiency solar cells provided by Sunpower Corporation.

The visit to Malta is being supported by the ministries for resources and transport, Sunpower Malta Ltd, Alternative Technologies Ltd, Sunpower's authorised distributor in Malta, and Grand Harbour Marina plc.

The boat will be berthed at St Angelo Wharf in Cottonera. The public will be able to view the boat from the wharf. It will leave Malta on August 10.

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