Swiss Innovation Producing International Impact
The PlanetSolar boat and its record-breaking achievements are helping transform approaches to energy consumption, transportation and academic research about climate change worldwide. It is one of the examples of a series of Swiss innovations that are changing the way we live and work. In 2012, Switzerland topped the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 released by the World Economic Forum for the fourth consecutive.
“In Switzerland there is a history of cultivating innovation and design. Now that legacy has produced the next-generation of sustainability initiatives that can benefit us all,” said Ambassador François Barras, Consul General of Switzerland in New York. “We’re so proud of the achievements of the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar team. An idea born in Switzerland proves that you can power the world with solar energy. PlanetSolar’s epic journey shows the world the potential of solar power to create sustainable future.
Next Stop: Miami, USA, to Start the PlanetSolar DeepWater Expedition
After the West Indian stopover, the Swiss solar catamaran will head to Miami in the United States to begin the PlanetSolar DeepWater scientific expedition. From June to August 2013, a team led by Professor Martin Beniston, climatologist and director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), will sail along the Gulf Stream ocean current. Air and water measurements will be taken to study the key parameters of clim
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