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MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Solar-Powered Boat Arrives in Boston; Docked at Fan Pier June 22-26 Before Departing to Complete Climate Change Research
Date:6/22/2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2013

The world’s largest solar-powered boat, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, successfully docked at Boston’s Fan Pier today and will remain anchored in Boston through Wednesday, June 26. Currently conducting scientific climate change research along the Gulf Stream for the University of Geneva’s DeepWater Expedition, the PlanetSolar boat was welcomed to Fan Pier by swissnex Boston and the city of Boston’s chief of energy and environment, Mr. Brian Swett.

The first boat to travel around the world exclusively powered by solar energy, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar features more than 5,500 square feet of solar panels and produces zero gasoline or CO2 emissions. The PlanetSolar DeepWater expedition is allowing researchers from the University of Geneva to take advantage of the exclusive features of the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar. The researchers are taking physical and biological measurements along the Gulf Stream which will improve our understanding of the interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere. Boston is PlanetSolar’s final American destination after making prior stops in Miami and New York. swissnex Boston and the University of Geneva encourage families and the general public to visit Fan Pier to catch a rare up-close view of the revolutionary solar-powered boat.

swissnex Boston and the University of Geneva are hosting a series of educational, business and media events about solar technology and climate change, featuring partners from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Boston Children’s Museum,
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