The special developed laminates on base of Hanergy/Mia Sole flexible CIGS solar cells cover the full deck of the boat and contribute to weight reduction compared with conventional crystalline silicon solar panels. This is important for gaining higher top speeds.
With the help of Solliance, the Solar Boat Twente team aims for a podium position at the Monaco Solar Boat Challenge, July 14-16, 2017. Here they will compete against the best European teams. In addition, they will also participate during the Dutch Eneco ZonnebootRace scheduled in Akkrum. This demonstration for Solliance is a prelude to projects in which integration of flexible solar foil, in large-scale applied applications, is the key towards a real penetration of solar power in the environment.