Vancouver, British Columbia – Swiss-born Louis Palmer and his
international team have embarked on a solar powered drive around the world to demonstrate that solutions to climate change exist today.
Powered entirely by electricity from the sun, the SolarTaxi began its North American leg of the global journey in Vancouver, British Columbia with an official welcome from advanced solar module manufacturer Day4 Energy, the Consulate General of Switzerland and other regional business, policy and environmental leaders.
Newly arrived from South Korea, Canada is the latest in the SolarTaxi’s worldwide journey across 40 countries and five continents. Palmer and his team embarked on the next step of their historic trip from Vancouver’s Telus Science World on July 3rd.
“Solar power is real and it is here today, already delivering clean,
reliable electricity where and when it is most needed. Here in Vancouver, Day4 Energy’s growth is one indicator of the business and environmental opportunities inherent in this burgeoning green economy,” said Jake Brown, vice president of Day4 Energy.
Headquartered near Vancouver, British Columbia, Day4 Energy Inc. designs, manufactures and sells photovoltaic (PV) modules based on its patented technology, a proprietary method of contacting and interconnecting solar cells.