Solbian, official supplier of ENERGY OBSERVER, produced a series of highly customized flexible solar panels that have recently been installed on board the vessel.
8 modules that reproduce the main sponsors logos on the surface, white on blue background. The solution was possible thanks to the ISP option which consists of a masking layer positioned above the cells that improves their aesthetics while leaving their high efficiency substantially unchanged.
In the production of this series of modules, the Turin-based company collaborated with its partner ILOOXS Tech, whose innovative technology is integrated into the lamination process of the solar panel, thus maintaining unchanged its resistance to atmospheric agents and sturdiness.
Energy Observer is the first hydrogen vessel autonomous in energy, that emits no greenhouse gases or fine particles. This electrically propelled vessel of the future operates through a mix of renewable energies and a system that produces carbon-free hydrogen from seawater. This technological and scientific challenge aims to test cutting-edge technologies in extreme conditions, anticipating the energy networks of the future, that could be used on land, and raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers on the energy transition.
Energy Observer is currently conducting an Odyssey for the Future that will last six years (2017-2022). During this time, it will visit 50 countries and call at 101 ports to raise public awareness about key aspects of the environmental transition, in particular: renewable energies, biodiversity, mobility, and the circular economy, through the stopovers made by its traveling village, through social media and in a documentary series. This world tour is led by Victorien Erussard, founder and captain, and France's first ambassador for the UN's 17 sustainable development goals and Jérôme Delafosse, expedition leader and documentary film series director.
Energy Observer has received the High Patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, as well as the official support from the European Union, UNESCO and IRENA.