An incredible challenge for the sailor who has to show all his strength against storms, drift ice, loneliness and frustration.
Only materials of absolutely mature developments and technologies are used. This guarantees the greatest possible security, quality, functionality and sustainability. High-quality SOLARA solar modules and solar technology, from over 20 years of experience, make a significant contribution to achieving a new world record.
The OPEN60AAL ocean-going sailing yacht with a completely new yacht building concept. Equipped with pioneering solar technology from SOLARA. This guarantees a reliable power supply thanks to high-performance solar cells. A solar system for the toughest loads.
OPEN60AAL with a completely new yacht construction concept as well as robust and powerful solar technology from SOLARA.
The ANT ARCTIC LAB project represents the first attempt to circumnavigate the earth non-stop, one-handed and without help from outside via both pole routes and through all five oceans of our planet with electricity from SOLARA solar panels!
This offshore record attempt will start on July 21, 2019 and will take skipper Norbert Sedlacek Koch over 34,000 nautical miles, thanks to solar technology, through the most dangerous waters on our planet for around 7 months, through ice, hurricane storms and monster lakes.
ANT ARCTIC LAB not only embodies a unique record attempt with the support of solar panels! The OPEN60AAL also embodies a completely new yacht construction concept, which can withstand the toughest loads, such as a collision with floating ice, through the use of pioneering volcanic fibers. In addition, all materials used are fully recyclable!
Follow the entire project at www.ant-arctic-lab.com.
The solar system has a high output with eight solar modules of the SOLARA M series. This guarantees the charging of the batteries by the solar panels with powerful solar cells. The solar panels are simply stuck flat on the boat deck.
The seawater-resistant SOLARA M (marine) series of solar modules are simply glued flat and permanently onto the boat deck. This means that the solar modules are accessible. The Teflon-like surface is non-slip and dirt-repellent.
For SOLARA managing director Frank Heise, not only the use of the in-house products was an argument for the cooperation, but also the recycling concept for the yacht as a whole. “A real argument in terms of sustainability today,” says Frank Heise.
Solara solar panels have already won numerous awards on yachts and racing yachts. “It is always exciting to be part of such a challenge with solar technology from SOLARA. Again, it is demonstrated how our products assert themselves under these extreme conditions,” continued Heise.
Sophisticated on-board electronics will also record the yield data of the solar system, so that we can later incorporate real practical data into our system planning.
“Of course we wish the skipper and the yacht all the best and a successful project.”