SOLAR POWERED BOAT RACING

Young Solar


How to combine Solar PV, speed, distance, education and competition with Battery Storage if you want to race on the water and have very limited space for batteries. And... schools and students do not have all that much money. The answer to that questions was an invention we did: Young Solar Boat. A wooden 'do it yourself kit', complete with battery, solar panels and inverter. The result: great competition, more than 40 boats reaching speeds of over 20 kilometers per hour, are already built and a new generation made enthusiastic for Renewable Energy!

The Solar Boat Kit is a package of which the kids at school have to build their own boat. Communication and Cooperation are key words during this proces. After the wooden boat is build: the two Solar Panels, the Battery Storage System and all wiring are connected; knowledge about electrical systems, dimensioning and Solar PV are important learning moments.