The idea for the project arose when friends Pellervo Kunnaala, working in the financial sector and Mikko Puolitaival who is the Head of Risk Management at the Rescue Department, wanted to combine fun and benefit. However, the goal of the expedition is not to discover new continents, but to explore and become acquainted with new technology, the region’s foreign ports, and, of course, the common Baltic Sea.
This one-of-a-kind exploratory trip is allowing anyone to witness the sailing journey from the comfort of their couches at home as the crew will be streaming live with the internet, which would be powered by Solar panels along with PowerUP’s generator when required.
Talking about the collaboration, Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg, Founder and CEO at PowerUP Energy Technologies says “A diesel-based generator which is heavy, noisy and often unreliable because of corrosion issues, can definitely be problematic when you in the middle of an ocean or sea. The UP400 has been designed keeping in mind extreme maritime environments. Even in harsh conditions, the UP400 generates DC power to run GPS, radio, bilge pump, lights, autopilot, and more. The collaboration will also help us test our generator in real boat life conditions”