How Advanced are Solar Panels?
Alex Thomson, based in Gosport, intends to race around the world without using fossil fuels. In association with Oceanvolt, his team is building a brand new ‘HUGO BOSS’ for the Vendee Globe 2020-21. An electric motor & batteries, charged by solar panels, will provide all the power necessary for onboard communication, navigation, water-making and autopilot.
Solar panels, located across the deck, will deliver all the boat’s energy needs - even when crossing the Southern Ocean in significantly restricted sunlight.
Technology marches on!