We run the project by Lean Startup principles.The first prototype (MVP) is done and tested. We are now working on next version of the prototype. Soon to be tested - want to join our test team?
Below you find a preliminary timeline for the project to release Freepower® Solar Boat in to market. Note that changes may occur.
User centered design
The development of Freepower 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.
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.
Want to be a test driver?
Are you interested in testing Freepower 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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