Learning about this exciting endeavour initially inspired the creation of Peoples Projects Foundation, and it is The Solar Circumnavigator that has been chosen as our first project.

The goal of The Solar Circumnavigator is to establish an environmental benchmark: The first solar circumnavigation of the earth by a ship or boat using 'solar', photovoltaic, power alone - no sails or wind generators and no fossil fuels aboard (not even for cooking).

This is the voyage which will prove that, in the 3rd millenium, solar power can be used for appropriate transport applications around the world, and that photovoltaics can gather and store energy to provide propulsion all day, and for all night long. Proof that zero-input-zero-emission autonomous, self-propelled transportation is finally, after thousands, tens of thousands, millions of years, within the reach of humankind.

The voyage is planned to be the continuity for a powerful environmental cinematic film - A bold combination of real-time documentary, docu-drama and re-enacted bio-pic. A film which demonstrates the obvious but often forgotten fact, that the Sun is the earth's energy source, and powerfully suggests that it is high time we all stopped ignoring this convenient truth.

During the estimated 120 days of the record setting voyage, The Solar Circumnavigator (captain and crew of the ship) will demonstrate, and discuss, in real time over the airways and the internet,
  • the fact that the practical application of photovoltaic based solar power could, right now, already be cutting 25% to 50% of our average transport related emissions, 
  • and photovoltaic (and other complementary direct sun to energy technologies) can, over the next decade, cut up to 100% of non-sustainable electricity generation emissions.
Find out more about this exciting project on The Solar Circumnavigator website.

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