Astronergy Co-sponsors Dutch Open Solarboat Challenge with MarEtec
Astronergy announced a joint corporate sponsorship of the 2011 Dutch Open Solarboat Challenge with solar project developer MarEtec, donating 300 high-efficiency monocrystalline solar modules for the event. This competition has allowed Astronergy to bring its brand to a new level internationally, increasing awareness of renewable energy and contributing to the investment and use of renewable energy technology.
The competition took place from June 29 to July 2 of 2011, on the waterways between Flanders, Belgium and Zeeland, Netherlands, with teams from more than 40 countries navigating their way through a course dotted with scenic bridges, piers, and the scenic landscapes of the historical Dutch countryside. As a main sponsor, Astronergy’s panels and logo were showcased from start to finish.
The race was organized not only for the competition to promote solar technology, but also to allow people, particularly today’s youth, to better understand the possibilities of renewable energy applications as traditional energy methods become more scarce.
“It is important to us that people not underestimate the power of solar PV,” said Astronergy CEO Dr. Liyou Yang, “Events such as the Dutch Solarboat Open highlight the future of energy production while showcasing the technologies that will lead us to a future of sustainable development.”
“This is the perfect event to demonstrate, together with Astronergy, our commitment to the promotion of solar PV technology,” commented MarEtec CEO, Mr Hijlke Boonstra, “Combining a reliable, high-quality product with the services to integrate these technologies into our lives allows this international audience to get a better understanding of the place renewable energy will have in our lives in years to come.”