How come that we are the first five "Helionauts" crossing the Atlantic with solar energy?
A usual sunny day in January – we are charging 898 Ampèrehours (Ah). The capacity of the batteries is 1000 Ah. The sun provides almost a whole battery charge in one day. How come that we are the first five "Helionauts" crossing the Atlantic with solar energy? How come that the Swiss MW-line company, which constructed the "sun21", is not overflowed with orders for their fantastic solar boats? How come that the business people do not queue up in order to invest into this sustainable technology – energy that is abundant and comes free from the sky? How come that people do not seem to have discovered the unique comfort of a solar nautical vehicle yet – silent, almost no vibration, no pollution, soothing shade under the solar roof, calm proof, self-sufficient?
This morning clusters of a seaweed (brown algae, probably Phaeophycea Sargassum) passed our boat – are these signs of approaching land? In any case the "sun21" is a sign for the breakthrough of the solar age.
Wind: NE Beaufort 2 – 3
Waves: Up to 6 feet
Mileage: 93 miles per 24 hours