The Acciona IMOCA 60 Eco Powered is the first IMOCA60 powered 100% with renewable energy. The boat has 480Ah/48V Lithium Ion system from Mastervolt with 6x160Ah/24V Lithium Ion batteries along with the hardware to balance an control the system. The boat has solar panels, wind- and water generators to generate power. This results in a 100% Eco Power generation and storage system.
Everything went smooth on the maiden voyage and the boat is en-route for the Barcelona-Cascais-La Rochelle race (more information at: http://www.europa-warmup.com).
The next challenge for this boat is the Vendee Globle. After powering two Volvo Ocean Race boats this will be another hard core application for the Mastervolt Lithium Ion batteries.
You can learn more about the boat and the project here: http://www.accionasailing.com/