The HAN Solarboat

Everything about the HAN Solarboat

The HAN Solarboat, named the Photon, is a solar powered boat. This boat is being worked on by enthusiastic students from the HAN University of Applied Sciences. Not only do they develop the prototypes, but they also compete in national and international races. Want to join the team? There’s always a place in the race team for motivated people. We also offer a wide variety of internships and the possibility to work on projects related to the HAN Solarboat.

The HAN Solarboat – Photon

Curious about the speed of the HAN Solarboat? Or want to know how much distance it can cover? Click on the different hotspots on the image below to learn more.

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Size

The boat is 6m long and its width is 1.80m.

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Weight

The boat weight, including pilot, is about 200kg.

About 27kg of those 200 is the entire hull!

To put this in contrast: the pilot’s weight is about 60 to 70kg and the solar pannels weight is 4 x 15kg (60kg)!

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Pilot

The pilot needs to wear a life jacket. The life jacket can be inflated by manually pulling a wire.

The pilot needs to have a navigation license.

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Solar panels

The solar panels generate 1000W in energy

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Speed

The boat can achieve a speed of up to 30 km/h.