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Solar-powered boats parade through Amsterdam's canals

16 September 2013 Last updated at 17:23 BST

A fleet of solar-powered boats glided through Amsterdam's historic canals this weekend for the first time as part of the city's 'Sun Day' festival.

Organisers are hoping the parade will raise awareness about promoting a more sustainable future for the picturesque waterways.

Tom Santorelli reports.

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