News from Javier Sansó

Hello everyone,

Today has been quite a busy night with intense squalls moving at the same speed as I was and staying around forever. I have been beating upwind for nearly six hours which was why my tracking was showing a northerly heading during the night and the wind didn’t shift until a few hours ago. I now have the wind I need (a southerly wind shifting west) as I get closer to the gate.

It is also sunny, 12 degrees, and the panels are charging. Today I have seen 26 amps of charge through the solar panels – and remember they are 50 volts!! So that would be 104 amps at 12 volts and this is already a good alternator in a diesel motor.

I also have to say that the batteries are really well-charged, and if they were a little more run down I would probably get another 2 or 3 more amps.

Night time is very short – just six hours – meaning that at the end of the day, the batteries are still at 100% without using the hydro-generators.

Best wishes to everyone from ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered

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