Solar-Powered Ferries to Sail Hong Kong Harbor, Cut Emissions

Four solar-powered ferries will begin sailing routes across Hong Kong’s harbor in November, helping the Chinese city cut emissions of global-warming gases.
The boats were ordered last July by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, according to Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd., the Sydney-based shipbuilder that designed them. On a “typical sunny day” they will operate mainly using the sun’s energy, and also with liquid petroleum gas, Chief Technical Officer Anita Ho Baillie said.
“Three-quarters of the power will be powered by solar and a quarter will be powered by LPG,” Ho Baillie said today in a television interview on Bloomberg.

Full article by Heidi Couch and Alex Morales on Bloomberg



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