Aerial Sea – Catamaran – Solar
Salish Sea Keepers
Blue Coral Charters
To help demonstrate that renewable energy is a viable solution to fossil fuels.
Small Planet is proud to be part of the Aerial Sea project. This is a catamaran that had been converted to solar power and is being utilized to demonstrate that it is possible to tour of the Salish Sea without fossil fuels. It has been fitted with a 48 volt AGM (maintenance free) battery bank in each hull, to power the 4kw Torqeedo electric motors. Each of these 4kw motors puts out more power than a 9.9 hp gas motor. On the roof of the cockpit there are 4-305 watt solar modules. Two modules are wired to one solar charge controller per hull, giving the vessel two independent solar power systems. With 600 watts per motor, the Aerial Sea can travel at 15% throttle without using any of the power stored in the batteries. The tour consisted of stops in North Vancouver, Granville Island, Steveston, Salt Spring Island, Pender Island and Victoria, all without the use of any shore power… completely fossil fuel free!