Close Login
Register here
Forgot password
Forgot password
or
or

Close
Close Receive monthly UPDATES ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN YOUR MAILBOX EVERY MONTH.

Want to be kept in the loop? We will provide monthly overview of what is happening in our community along with new exciting ways on how you can contribute.

your profile is 33% complete:
33%
Update profile Close

Transportation Transportation Battery

#Solar boat hydrofoil from the TU-Delft Netherlands

Share this post
by: Hans van der Broek
#Solar boat hydrofoil from the TU-Delft Netherlands

Rebecca Belmer is contributing to #Solar Boat TU Delft.
Rebecca Belmer assembling #solar pannels
"I have been working full-time on the new Solar Boat of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) for a year now," says Almerian Maritime Technology student Rebecca Belmer (20).

Goal

"The goal is that with this solar-powered boat we will make a contribution to counteracting the great pollution caused by shipping." "We believe that solar energy has the future in the maritime world," says Belmer.
"The application of that energy is actually quite simple.
Soalr boat hydrofoil sailing at a canal
That is why our team of 24 students from TU Delft designs and produces a solar boat that sails on hydrofoils. " With two hydrofoils the boat 'flies' over the water. "We can achieve a top speed of 55 kilometers per hour. We are now working on stability, speed and reliability, "explains Belmer. "With the boat we build, we participate in the international Solar Sport One competition. This consists of races in both the Netherlands and Monaco. "

Aplicability
TU-Delft students watching their solar boat
The students want to talk to the maritime companies about the applicability of sustainable energy in the maritime world. "In this way we want to contribute to cleaning the shipping world and thereby contribute to a healthy environment." Noorderplassen Belmer wants to get started in the maritime world after her studies. "I think it would be great to design ships or big yachts. Then of course I also want to apply what I now learn and discover about clean energy " The student was already given the love for sailing as a child. "At the Noorderplassen I learned to sail from Gerard de Bont very young. A lot of children sailed in Optimists and Lasers on that lake. That is what I continued to do as a scholar of primary school De Omnibus and of the Trinitas Gymnasium. That feeling has never left. So all I am doing now and going to do is ever started on the Noorderplassen."

TU-Delft solar boat deck with solar pannels

By Robert Mienstra

Messange
You
Share this post
World traveler, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Has countless ideas and set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. Has an opinion about everything and unlimited thoughts about a better world. He likes hiking and climbed numerous 5.000 m.
World traveler, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Has countless ideas and set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. Has an opinion about everything and unlimited thoughts about a better world. He likes hiking and climbed numerous 5.000 m.
Get updates on environmental sustainability in your mailbox every month.