Why this boat? It's quite simple.
Photographer: Annelie Pompe
Less poverty & CO2 in atmosphere
The boat is self-sufficient on energy from the sun and will be financed by micro loans to fishermen in development countries.
Instead of buying fuel, the fisherman's uses his money on paying back the loan. After 3 years the loan is payed back!
The result is:
Saved money for the poor fishermen and less CO2 in our atmosphere! One step closer to fight poverty and save our planet.
Local fishermen in Beruwala Fishing Harbor, Sri Lanka next to their smaller fishing boats.
Our problem today
Small scale fishing stand for 8,78M t/yr CO2
Fuel price is a big problem for poor people living in the Base of the Pyramide
Marine life is dying
Local marine life is threatened by toxic emissions
Coral reef is dying due to higher temprature in water.
Freepower® contributes for a solution
Freepower® solar boat is 100 % self sufficient on power from the sun. This will contribute to achieve:
7 of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030
Fishermen living in the
Base of the Pyramid (BoP)
Sustainable market via inclusive local business
Financed to buyer via micro loans (3 year payback)
Prepaid trips per meter
Small recurring payments
Battery recycling program
Long term customer connection