Solar Odyssey, the electro-solar platform developed as the first French challenge to beat the Atlantic record and the first to achieve a world tour without any CO2 emission is being exhibited at the Salon Nautique boatshow in Paris.
Solar Odyssey is a trimaran that has its design inspired by one of the mystical creature of the oceans- the Manta ray.
Concentrating on photovoltaic technology, energy will be produced by high efficiency silicon cells.
Solar Odyssey works with one of the world’s high performance storage cell specialists in order to have the most advanced technology at its fingertips.
An electrical in-board engine coupled with a low-drag custom leg positioned at the main beam of the central hull with an automatic folding propeller.
“To makes sure that we have enough energy to reach the target speeds we are aiming for, several studies having made underway in order to enable well-ventilated and aerodynamic 110m² photovoltaic cells to be incorporated onto a seagoing platform.”