Project run

We run the project by Lean Startup principles.The first prototype (MVP) is done and tested. We are now working on MVP2. Soon to be tested - want to join our test team?

Project timeline

Below you find a preliminary timeline for the project to release the electric boat Freepower® Solar Boat to market. Note that changes may occur.

  • October 2016

    Project start

    From idea back in 2009 to realization.

  • January 2019

    Design & Build MVP

    First MVP ready for test

  • July 2019

    Test & Learn

    First MVP tested in Swedish west coast, Öckerö, Gothenburg.

  • March 2020

    Design & Build MVP2

    Detailed design & building of the MVP2 start.

  • July 2020

    Test & Learn

    MVP2 and app tested by local users in Scandinavia in their natural habitat and following improvements of the MVP2 starts

  • February 2021

    Launch

    First version of Freepower® & App ready for local market in Scandinavia 

User centered design

The development of the electric boat Freepower Solar Boat is run after Lean Startup principles. In short that means that we build a prototype, test it on actual users and learn by their feedback on their experiences on what to change.

 

The result is a boat useful for the user that manage to solve their challenges when they need to travel by sea - either for leisure or for make a living.

Photos, videos and sketches

A selection of photos, videos and sketches of the MVP and MVP2 of the electric boat Freepower Solar Boat.

Martin together with Annelie Pompe testing Freepower® MVP  outside Stora Oset beacon in Öckerö, Sweden. 

Photographer: Paul Hultsbo

David's bachelor thesis

During 4 months in 2019 the student David Ahlbäck, who study energy engineering at Högskolan I Halmstad, performed his bachelor thesis on the Freepower® project with the Swedish title “Konceptanalys och driftfallsoptimering av Freepower solar boat” (English: Concept analysis and operational case optimization of Freepower solar boat).

 

His main focus were technical optimization and usability from an end user perspective. The approach used was to try to determine how to maximize the availability of the system in regards to battery charge level over the whole year at the same time as maximizing distance and boat speed per day.

 

Interested in the result? The full report can be downloaded by link below.

Martin together with David Ahlbäck who did his bachelor thesis on Freepower®  power harvest & use setup in nordic marine enviroment 

Want to be a test driver?

Are you interested in testing the electric Freepower Solar Boat in your own setting for a period of time where this size and type of boat will fit in your leisure time or in your business? 

 

We are looking for private persons or companies

- who wants to test Freepower boat for a period of time in their own natural environment for using this boat. In return we can collect data on the use of the boat such as charge time, trip times etc in addition to your own personal experiences when you used the boat. 

Your input to the project are of big importance for us and will help us to develop a boat that in the end becomes useful and supports the needs users have when travel on sea with a open boat. In advance, a big THANK YOU! 

And yes, being a test driver are free. We charge you nothing for this. Only the sun is charging your batteries here. 

 

Register your interest in formula below. 

Register your interest as a Freepower® test driver

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 BJURTECH AS  

Bjellandveien 13, 3172 Vear, Tønsberg, Norway

+ 47 412 777 01   |    martin@bjurtech.com

 

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