Sydney's Silent Solar Sailor

A wind-and-sun-powered ferry in Australia's Sydney Harboris looking at other markets for environmentally sensitive ferries, including San Francisco Bay.

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July 4, 2000, 1:20 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

The Solar Sailor, a wind-and-sun-powered ferry, will soonstart commercial service in Australia's Sydney Harbor.The 60-foot vessel which has a top speed of 12 knots anda 100-passenger capacity, operates quietly and doesn't pollute. The creator of this vessel is looking at othermarkets with strict environmental regulations. Onepotential market that is sunny, windy, and environmentallysensitive is San Francisco Harbor.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Tuesday, July 4, 2000 in Wired


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