Cape Fear Solar Donates Solar System For Trans Atlantic Voyage
WILMINGTON, NC, June 3, 2011 – A solar powered vessel will set the sail this Sunday from Wilmington, NC on its journey to Portugal. Over the next 30 days, Greg Frucci will sail solo with his boat ‘Cuddy' completely depending on himself and nature. "The sun will supply the energy, the sea will provide fresh fish," Greg highlights. "I want to demonstrate that we all can be truly green and self-sustainable, if we make the choice to."
The solar system was donated by Wilmington-based solar system design and installation company, Cape Fear Solar System LLC, and should supply the energy needed for the Atlantic crossing. "Solar energy is a clean and reliable energy solution that works for a wide range of solar applications, it is not just for homes and commercial markets. We are excited about Mr. Frucci's trip and happy we could support his endeavor with solar. His project is another example of how we can obtain power in alternative ways" says John Donoghue, President of Cape Fear Solar. "We wish him safe sailing," Donoghue concludes.
The boat will sails approximately 3779 miles (3284 nautical miles), stopping for a short period of rest in Bermuda and the Azores Islands from Masonboro Yacht Club in Wilmington, NC to its final destination in Lisbon, Portugal. This unique adventure will be documented using cameras installed on various parts of the boat.
"Having solar on my boat, I feel safe and confident in producing the footage for the entire trip as well as powering all the electronics on the boat," Greg states. "The sun's energy will be captured with a solar panel system and the battery backup will supply the power for my communication devices," Greg explains.
About Cape Fear Solar Systems, LLC
Cape Fear Solar Systems, LLC (CFSS) is a fully licensed, insured and certified alternative energy solutions provider. As a solar expert, CFSS offers a wide range of solar panels for solar water heating (DHW), photovoltaic (PV) and solar pool heating for residential and commercial applications. With in-house design and engineering, CFSS provides complete solar installations, including management of all necessary permits and approvals, handling of all utility paperwork, providing information on available State and Federal investment tax credits as well as consulting on community guidelines (HOA/POA/ARB/ACC). CFSS is an Authorized Dealer for some of the most established and proven technology leaders: SunPower solar panels - the world's most efficient solar modules, Sharp solar panels, solar thermal systems from Apricus and Schüco, and Solar Service's pool heating systems.
Experience in solar installations and an authorized dealer for the most efficient solar panels on the Planet, SunPower, makes CFSS the local leader in turnkey solar solutions. CFSS seeks to promote education about solar power and its benefits. To learn more about the company and its green services, please visit www.CapeFearSolarSystems.com.
About Changing Course
Changing Course is a title to a voyage across the Atlantic to reflect on life and plot a new course for the future. Greg Frucci will sail across the Atlantic alone to Lisbon, Portugal while filming a documentary "Changing Course." The film is to be produced by Cool Change Productions and Neo Art & Logic.
The eldest son of a US Marine Corps fighter pilot was born in the US Naval Hospital, Beaufort, SC in 1960. As a Marine Corps Brat, Greg moved all over the USA living in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Kansas and Virginia. After graduating from High School in Northern Virginia, he left for Pittsburgh PA to go to Architecture school. Greg worked as an Architect for over 20 years after receiving a Bachelor of Architecture cum laude from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984. Greg lived and worked on the Outer Banks of NC and San Francisco, CA working as an Architect, then moved to Wilmington, NC where he discovered acting and producing films as another artistic passion. Now, he does both, creating art in more than one form. More information can be found at www.coolchangeproductions.com.
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