Renewable Energy A'Plenty On New Ellis Island Ferry

Billed as the world's first hybrid ferry, the new ships will run on a combination of wind, solar and hydrogen power (and diesel in a pinch). Service begins in April 2011.

The ferry was assembled by Hornblower Cruises and Events.

From the press release:

"The new 1,400-horsepower Hornblower Hybrid will run on a combination of energy generated by clean Tier 2 diesel engines, hydrogen fuel cells, solar panels and wind turbines. Power will come from a proton exchange membrane fuel cell that turns hydrogen into electricity. In addition, solar panels and wind turbines will help power the vessel. Efficient Tier 2 diesel engines kick in to cover additional energy needs."

Full Story: Wind-, Solar-, and Hydrogen-Powered Ferry to Lady Liberty to be Completed in April

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