China's first solar-powered ship starts maiden voyage

12:40, June 07, 2010      

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China's first solar-powered ship "Shangdeguosheng" started its maiden voyage from Bingjiang dock under the Nanpu Bridge with a hundred travelers heading for the water areas near the Shanghai Expo Saturday.

Shanghai Party Secretary Yu Zhengsheng helped to launch the ship by ceremoniously plugging in its solar energy charger for the first time.
 
"Shangdeguosheng" is a low-carbon energy-saving vessel with high technology and also China's first hybrid-powered vessels supplied by multiple energy sources such as solar, lithium battery and diesel engines. Its power-saving and emissions-reduction ratio has reached above 30 percent.

According to the report, "Shangdeguosheng" ship will be considered a "mobile pavilion" as a part of the "Shanghai Corporate Pavilion."

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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