Solar Butterfly landed in Vaasa

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Solar Butterfly is a trailer filled with new technology entirely powered by the sun. The trailer is taking a round-the-world trip to promote solutions to stop global warming.

The trailer is shaped like a butterfly to create attention and raise awareness. The trailers wings are covered with solar cells, so that it can drive with 100 % solar energy.

Frédéric Michaud Solar Butterfly
Frédéric Michaud.

Spokesperson Frédéric Michaud explains that the solar cells are very efficient but just one part of the solutions that the trailer has to offer. He concludes that there are a lot of other different technologies on display, offering both big and small advantages.

For example the use of the little shower in the back of the trailer. It reuses the water that is being used to preheat water and also saves energy. It could also be said that all the textiles in the trailer are made of ocean safe organic materials. The textiles contain no chemicals so even if they ended up in the ocean it would just be food for the fishes. The same can also be said about the clothes I am wearing.

Frédéric Michaud then knocks on one of the trailer walls and says that it is made of plastic collected from the ocean.

The Solar Butterfly started its world tour in Switzerland in May 2022. The plan is to visit more than 1000 sites in 4 years on 6 continents. On Tuesday August 2nd the mobile home visited the town square of Vaasa.

Kristoffer Jansson EnergyVaasa
Kristoffer Jansson.

The host for this special visit was the City of Vaasa and Energy Vaasa, a collaboration of companies within the region’s energy cluster. Energy Vaasas Communications & Brand Manager Kristoffer Jansson was among those who eagerly greeted the visitors.

We are excited to welcome our visitors. Vaasa is the energy capital of the Nordics and it is natural that the Solar Butterfly makes a stop here. We also believe that solar energy is a part of the energy mix of the future.”

The Solar Butterfly produces enough energy to power all the devices within the trailer. Solar Butterfly also makes the electricity to power the electric car that pulls the trailer. Inside the trailer there is a tv-studio where visitors can familiarise themselves with what has been done to stop global warming around the world.

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Solar Butterfly landed in Vaasa

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Solar Butterfly is a trailer filled with new technology entirely powered by the sun. The trailer is taking a round-the-world trip to promote solutions to stop global warming. Read more about “Solar Butterfly landed in Vaasa”

Starting 15 August, new flight routes will further connect the Kvarken region. With environmental considerations at the forefront, the new routes are an important step towards creating a functioning regional electric aviation network. Read more about “New flight routes in the Kvarken Region set the foundation for electric aviation”

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