Solar sails

The Ullman Sails UK team in Plymouth have put their heads together with G24 Innovations in Cardiff to create a staysail that incorporated solar panels. The project was for the 67-foot racing yacht “2041,” a floating goodwill ambassador sailing worldwide to increase environmental awareness.

Ullman Sails affixed 12 solar panels to the sail on neoprene patches to protect them from stretch and match sponsor BP’s flower design. The sail connects to the “2041” electrics and has been helping power the project ever since.

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