Only slowly, the Energy Observer fought its way up the Elbe to Hamburg against the tidal ebb. The Hanseatic city in which the solar hydrogen ship moored on 28 April 2019 was the 35th station on the six-year circumnavigation of the world. A total of 101 locations in 50 countries are to be visited.
Since this summer, the Energy Observer, a solar-wind-hydrogen catamaran, has been roaming the seas. After nearly four years of preparation, the ship was christened in July and the crew could set off on their journey. The initiators of the project plan to be at sea for nearly six years and stop in around 50 countries to inform about renewable energies, showcase sustainable technologies and demonstrate their potential. The focus is on energy autonomy.