Berlin’s first solar-powered passenger ship sets on its maiden voyage
Berlin’smayor Klaus Wowereit sent a clear signal supporting the expansion ofclimate-friendly mobility at a ceremony to launch the “SOLON,”the capital city’s first passenger ship that is driven solely by solarenergy. The ship is powered by 24 solar modules with a capacity of5.6KWp.
The solar-powered ship can accommodate up to 60 passengersand will sail on Berlin’s waterways providing tours of the city andcruise trips. The need to go green has tempted manufacturers all overthe world to develop products that are fueled by the abundant energy ofthe sun. However, the initial cost of solar energy harnessing systemsis considerably high, but Solon SE believes that the cost can berecouped by not spending on fuel for a period of over 25 years.
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