Success for Fischer Connectors’ sponsored solar boat

Fischer Connectors is proud to be the sponsor of the solar boat project of the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft), Netherlands.

The Dutch students claimed the fourth position in the Dong Energy Solar Challenge with their innovative solar boat early July.

Active in the renewable energy market and ecologically minded, either in projects directly impacting production in the Swiss Headquarters or external programs, Fischer Connectors is involved with the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft), Netherlands and participated to the development of their solar boat present in several races worldwide. The team finished fourth during the Dong Energy Solar Challenge, the unofficial world championships for solar boats, a six days race in the northern part of The Netherlands.

Fischer Connectors supplied all connecting solutions for this innovative solar boat. The over 50 connectors of the Fischer UltiMate™ Series used for the TU Delft solar boat proved to be working perfectly in the extreme racing conditions, thanks to their general robust design, IP68 sealing level and 1,000 hours resistance to salt spray. The next race for the TU Delft Solar Boat Team is the Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup mid-July 2014.