Launch of the Solarshuttle

by Tracy Stokes on July 21, 2006

in EcoTech, Responsible Transport

A solar powered shuttle boat has been launched on the Serpentine Lake in London’s Hyde Park, and will be open to the public from tomorrow.

Thought to be the biggest of its kind in the UK, the 48ft Solarshuttle will carry 42 passengers every half-hour between the boat house on the north side of the Serpentine, and the jetty in the south.

The Solarshuttle cruises at 4 mph, powered by two electric motors that are silent and emission-free. The engines are powered entirely by the sun, and when the boat is not in use the surplus electricity generated by its solar panels will be fed into the National Grid.

Via: BBC News

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