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A warm welcome to the Energy Observer laboratory, where engineers, researchers and scientists are developing innovations, which will make renewable energies a reality for all.

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    1. Saint-Malo, France The Innovations

      New solar panels for Energy Observer

      The solar panel park of Energy Observer has undergone a revamp with the exploitation of numerous surfaces, even reduced ones.
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    2. Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
      Photo of drone taken from the top of the boat crossing the Corinth Canal

      ‘Haute Couture’ solar panels for Energy Observer

      Energy Observer has been examined with a fine-tooth comb. Every nook of its decks, floats and infrastructure is now fitted with custom photovoltaic panels. A technical conundrum for Hugo Devedeux, on-board engineer who is in charge of the solar component of the experimental catamaran optimization project.
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    3. Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
      View of the Energy Observer solar surface

      Solar energy, the crew’s number one ally

      Solar energy is the primary source of energy production aboard the Energy Observer. The team enjoyed optimal sunshine whilst navigating in the Mediterranean where they fully exploited the potential of the photovoltaic panels covering the hulls, nacelle and wings of the craft.
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    4. Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
      Energy Observer 3D image with Oceanwings®

      The 2019 new features of Energy Observer

      Already 10,326 nautical miles covered by Energy Observer. Having set out from Saint-Malo in June 2017, the first hydrogen vessel around the world has made 33 stopovers and has been to 14 countries, navigating in France and the Mediterranean with no emissions of greenhouse gases or fine particles.
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    5. Bastia, FR The Innovations
      Energy Observer's crew meet the Myrte Project in Corsica

      MYRTE a terrestrial example of our vessel’s energy system

      Island territories are the best energy-autonomy laboratories. Cut off from the continental grid, and often only having access to reduced infrastructures, they have to handle the variations in electrical production and demand and adapt to the intermittent availability of renewable energies.
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    6. Saint-Raphaël, FR The Innovations
      Picture of the Helio's Project for drinking water

      HELIO, drinking water for all

      Thierry Carlin, CEO of Marine Tech, has invented Helio, a pragmatic and sustainable system that produces drinking water from all types of water deemed unsafe to drink, anywhere in the world and at minimal cost.
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