The Team is taking advantage of the summer refit in Lorient to place on the boat a new technology developed by the start-up Héole. This new technology is an electric generator of fabric and membrane made of organic photovoltaic cells. The purpose of these flexible solar panels placed on the mast is to make the boat more self-suficient in terms of energy.
Completely eco-responsible, this new technology uses what Nature unlimitedly gives us : sun and wind.
It doesn’t use any scarce material, uses very little energy for its making and is entirely recycable !
This approach is consistent with the sustainable values that our project has since the beginning.
Objective : Being self-suficient in energy by 2022
“This testing phase of our cells on Leyton’s mast is a step forward to develop our technology. Thanks to this partnership we’re going to have a bit more distance, especially with the Transat Jacques Vabre, where we’ll be able to analyse how our product adapts to the different conditions.”Martin Delapalme – Co-funder & Associate at Heole