16 Jan '12, 10am

Solar boat launches World Future Energy Summit 2012 - 16 Jan 2012 - News from BusinessGreen via @businessgreen

After journeying over 48,000km using only energy from the sun, the world's largest solar-powered boat docked in Abu Dhabi yesterday to mark the opening of the annual World Future Energy Summit . The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar's year-long journey has taken it from its launch in Monaco in September 2010 past Miami to the Panama Canal, across the Pacific to the Philippines, before continuing to Hong Kong, Doha and Abu Dhabi, from where it will head for Monaco again at the end of the week. FURTHER READING A global event for a global industry Updated: Solar appeal decision delayed until next week at the earliest The 101ft catamaran is bedecked with 537 square metres of photovoltaic cells and was built to demonstrate the potential for reducing the carbon impact of shipping, which as an industry is thought to account for around three per cent of global emissions. "PlanetSolar's voyag...

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