ARCTIC SOLAR BY ICADE
The Solarboat Icade
A SOLAR PROPULSION PROTOTYPE
RENEWABLE ENERGIES AMBASSADOR
At the outset, the Solarboat was a 6 meter long prototype, built to cross the Pacific Ocean, powered by kites. The challenge was realized in 2011 from Peru to French Polynesia.
There was an ambition to give a new life to this “avant-garde” boat, far from having said it’s last word. The experts consulted were unanimous (Marée Haute shipyard in Trégunc, CSEM in Neuchatel, Torqeedo in Germany) and all agreed that the proposed changes would suffice to make her a performing new solar prototype. Their knowledge in various technical fields performed wonders, and the first trials were very successful.