Solar powerboat to make its debut

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Solar power proponents see recreational boating as another area where solar energy could provide some green alternatives.

The solar-powered Solar Star 23 cruise boat from Stardancer Yachts made its debut Sunday with the start of a journey along the 363-mile long Erie Canal, starting in Buffalo, N.Y.

Click here for the official schedule of port visits.

The 23-foot boat, with its revolutionary displacement Trimaran-shaped hull, was designed in New Zealand and manufactured in Arizona.

Click here for a technology report on the vessel and click here for a local TV news report on the venture with video of the boat in the waters.