Race for Water, a pioneering dedicated to science and energy transition, using the ocean, the sun and the wind as its sole sources of energy.
Race For Water is the first demo vessel in the world using only clean and renewable energy at all times for her propulsion and life on-board. By day as well as by night, Race for Water is optimised and autonomous thanks to solar energy coupled with the production of hydrogen.
Energy independence onshore and at sea 365 days a year
Break free from fossil fuels
Promoting the potential of hydrogen technologies in the maritime industry
Race for Water technical specificities
Hydrogen Power System on board
Race for Water and the company Swiss Hydrogen S.A. are installing a hydrogen production unit: 25 hydrogen bottles at 350 bar storing close to 200kg of hydrogen which can be converted into more than 2800kWh of electricity i.e. 4 times the electricity storage contained in the batteries (745kWh).
Thanks to the hydrogen system the vessel will have 6 extra days of autonomy at a speed of 5 knots.
A high-altitude towing kite
Race for Water and the company Skysails are developing a next generation towing kite (40m² of surface area at an altitude of 300m represents the equivalent of 500m² of sails while at sea i.e. the equivalent of 200kW of propulsion). An innovative and effective solution, entirely managed by an automatic pilot, enabling the vessel to double her speed in certain conditions as well as providing greater autonomy.