Lake Geneva adds Solar Boat Greta to electric fleet

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Lake Geneva has added another solar boat to its electric fleet, with the Solar Boat Greta joining two similar vessels already in operation.

The Solar Boat Greta is an Aquabus 1050 made by Grove Boats, with 9m2 of PV cells providing more than 1.5kW of power. The 10.5m craft has space for 24 passengers, and the 8kW motor gives it a cruising speed of around 10km/h (6mph). The waterbus takes visitors to the Jet d’Eau fountain, one of Geneva’s most famous landmarks.

Grove Boats also supplied the city with two other solar boats working on Lake Geneva, operated by Les Aquarels du Lémans and Le Foué by hélionaute.

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