Sailing on Empty
Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 6/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Champagne christened Sun21 last December in Spain. By this past May, when the catamaran's maiden voyage ended in New York, not a drop of fuel had been burned, thanks to rooftop photovoltaic panels that store enough sunlight to power the boat at 5 knots, 24 hours a day. The world's first solar-powered vessel to cross the Atlantic was developed by the Association Transatlantic21, the Swiss nonprofit also launching the World Clean Energy Awards in June.