SUN WORKER: GREENING THE BLUE ECONOMY

Sun Worker is a project to design and market a fleet of solar-powered hybrid boats in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. These vessels will carry 50 to 80 people and the initial goal of the project is to fulfill the needs of cities along the coast that are seeking to expand their public transportation offer.

The water taxi project will help provide sustainable and economically viable transportation options while also developing the maritime sector and creating jobs in the region. This project is an important step towards reducing the air and noise pollution generated by maritime traffic off the coast of urban areas.

The Sun Worker project was first presented to the financing committee of the Region Sud’s O.I.R. strategic sector development program last June. risingSUDhas now gone on to support the creation of financial strategies to both design the boat and to bring the boat to market.

On the calendar for the Blue Economy O.I.R.: the Monaco Yacht Show to be held September 25 and 26, 2019. This will be a chance to learn more about existing projects and to meet with professionals from the yachting industry.  

Contact: Gregory VARAGNOL, Project Manager for the Operations of Interest to the Region program