Solar-powered ferries for Hong Kong harbour


As if further proof were needed of our increasing adoption of solar power methods, it’s reported that four solar-powered ferries will begin sailing routes across Hong Kong’s harbour in November.

The ferries will be going some way to helping the Chinese city cut its emissions of global-warming gases.

Furthermore, the new cleaner transport initiative highlights the increasing use of solar cells and in turn, the industrial & specialty gases used to produce them, in the energy sector.

News agency Bloomberg reports that the boats were ordered last July by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and on a ‘typical sunny day’ will operate mainly using the Sun’s energy.

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