Germany tourists will soon be able to take sightseeing cruises on the river Spree and nearby lakes in Berlin, aboard a new solar-powered passenger ship, the first of its kind in the city.
Berlin Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit ceremonially christened the ship Solon, on August 12 in Berlin-Köpenick.
The Solon is an Aquabus C60 catamaran-type boat with room for up to 60 passengers. Solon is named after the Berlin-based company, Solon SE, which manufactured the 24 solar modules installed on the roof of the boat.
‘The Aquabus proves that solar technology is employable in a multitude of ways and that it is possible to conduct inland waterway navigation with even lower emissions.’ Wowereit said, according to Berlin.Business-on.de.
The Berlin-based boat manufacturer, SolarWaterWorld AG, also operates the world’s first solar charging station for solar powered boats in Berlin-Köpenick.
Source: Young Germany
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