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#16 - METS Special Issue

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PowerDocks presented its Blue Isles at METS (Courtesy of Blue Isles)

PowerDocks announced the European launch of its Blue Isles floating microgrid at METS 2017. Initial introduction of the firm’s Marine Autonomous Powered Docking Platform (MAPD) took place earlier this year in the US.

The world’s first autonomous powered mooring is capable of generating, storing and distributing renewable energy to boats where there was never power before. The floating platform generates electricity through a bank of solar panels and stores it in batteries for delivery to docked vessels. It can create enough power to supply energy to four boats a week.

Read more about Blues Isles solar power docks here.


About the Author

Celia Sampol has been a journalist for 15 years. She worked in Brussels and Washington for national media (Agence France Presse, Liberation). She's the editor-in-chief of NauticExpo e-magazine.

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