09 Dec PowiDian, producer of autonomous power stations using renewable energy with hydrogen storage, is proud to announce entering into partnership with PlanetSolar SA
PowiDian, producer of autonomous power stations using renewable energy with hydrogen storage, is proud to announce entering into partnership with Switzerland based PlanetSolar SA – with the aim of distributing smart green energy stations targeted at isolated houses in the high mountains in Switzerland. This partnership will enable isolated houses in the high mountains to get a secure reliable energy supply based on renewable energy.
PlanetSolar (www.planetsolar.ch) is a public limited liability-Swiss company founded in 2008 with a view to demonstrate that mankind has the resources, expertise, and technologies required to completely eliminate the use of fossil fuels – and this is now becoming a reality with the PowiDian solution already installed in Parc Vanoise in France.
As its first emblematic demonstration of this, PlanetSolar completed the first trip around the world powered exclusively by solar energy thanks to the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar.
The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar—currently the largest solar boat ever built—was launched on March 31, 2010 after 3 years of feasibility studies, construction, tests, and optimizations. On May 4, 2012, after 585 days of navigation, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar reached Monaco—the starting point of the trip around the world, powered 100% by photovoltaic energy.
To succeed in this circumnavigation adventure—still unparalleled to this day—PlanetSolar was able to bring together strong skills from many fields, such as engineering, project management, risk analysis, fundraising, marketing, and communication.
Since its successful trip around the world, PlanetSolar SA has been able to make use of the solar ship for other practical purposes: as both a floating laboratory and a communication platform, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar has successfully carried out a variety of scientific expeditions.
The solar ship now belongs to the Race for Water Foundation, who uses it for scientific missions and demonstrations with the objective of fighting against plastic ocean pollution. PlanetSolar remains in charge of the solar ship’s energy management and is fully devoted to its client and partners.
Race for Water, another major actor in terms of protecting the planet’s future, has taken over the reins, benefiting from the visibility of this trip around the world. It has demonstrated its ability to raise the awareness of opinion leaders, politicians, institutional bodies, and the general public in the 4 corners of the world.