Thursday, September 11, 2008

Around The World By Solar Power

Louis Palmer embarked on an ambitious journey in July 2007 with the mission to put climate protection on top of everyones' minds. With the help of a crew of around 200 volunteers and various organisations, Palmer built a two-seater car powered entirely by solar power, resulting in a vehicle that emits zero harmful emissions.

Palmer wanted the car to travel around the world from West to East, with at least 50,000 km in total mileage, through 40 countries across 5 continents. All within a period of 18 months... The journey would start and finish in Europe.

The team set-off without a predetermined route but was rather set by the invitation they received along the way. They would also visit inventors, organisations, individuals and scientists, who are active in climate protection

So far, the Solar Taxi has traveled around 43000kms. There's also an in-depth site explaining the intricacies of the project as well as a blog update on their travels. Well worth checking out and shows what can be achieved if we put our minds to it.

Via: Solar Taxi, Elephant