Racing Goes Green

26 Nov 2018 06:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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!

www.alexthomsonracing.com

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