Hanergy’s EV Arm Launches Fully Solar Powered Boat

Hanergy’s EV Arm Launches Fully Solar Powered Boat

Hanergy Glory Solar Technology, an EV startup and a subsidiary of the world’s leading clean energy company, Hanergy Mobile Energy Holding Group, has recently launched its fully solar powered commuter boat for the Thai market.

This solar boat will be used for the inter-community transportation at the Damnoen Saduak floating market in Bangkok, Thailand.

Hanergy Solar Boat

The boat used a comprehensive power solution co-developed by the company and Thailand ASPP Co., Ltd.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha said “the low-carbon transformation of the boat will improve the living environment of Thailand and the development of tourism.”

Commenting on the launch of solar powered boat, Xiao Zhen, Director of Hanergy Glory technical support department, said “when the fuel-powered commuter boat passed, we always saw smoke and heard those rumbling noise emanating from it. Equipped with MiaSolé flexible components our fully solar powered boat not only can provide a reliable and affordable transformation solution to the community, but it also ensures zero emissions.”

The company claimed that it’s fully solar powered boat has successfully been able to meet the daily usage in the Damnoen Saduak floating market, as it is installed with 2 pieces of MiaSolé flexible components to generate the daily power at about 3 to 4 degrees.

Furthermore, the boat can install up to 3 power generation components to generate about 5 degrees per day.

The company said that it’s flexible copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar modules are environmentally friendly, lightweight, wind and high-temperature resistant.

“As Thailand has plans to replace the fuel-powered boats with electric boats but without a stable power grid, we think it will bring a high pressure to the grid in the process of charging the boat. One can imagine how dangerous it is to pull a lot of wires on the crowded water surface for the electric boats. Solar energy can actually solve practical problems for them. We hope to provide a ‘Never Plug-In’ solution for water transportation in Thailand through our diverse portfolio of products in the segment,” said Dr. Lu Tao, CEO of Glory Solar Technology Company.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.