New Wakeboarding World Record
A solar-powered world record was set May 4th 2018, as Finnish Erkka Lehtonen made history by wakeboarding 10 hours 15 minutes straight. The world record was made at Laguuni, a water sports centre located in Espoo, Finland. The wakeboarding cable is powered by a solar electricity system consisting of 20 panels producing around 5000 kWh during a season.
Water sports enthusiast and entrepreneur Erkka Lehtonen made a world record in cable wakeboarding by holding on for 10 hours and 15 minutes straight. The cable track is powered solely by solar power.
The attempt was made 4th May 2018. The event took place at Laguuni, the cable wakeboarding park and recreational centre in Espoo, Finland.
Laguuni’s cable track is powered by Fortum’s solar panels, which produce around 5000 kWh per season. The record used around 23 kWh which was produced by solar panels on the spot and a battery charged with solar energy as a supporting energy source.
Erkka is a 27-year-old water sports professional and entrepreneur from Helsinki, Finland. He is an influencer and partner/co-founder at Laguuni as well as Wakeboarder of the year in Finland 2017.
Why is Fortum doing this?
Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world.
Water-sports center Laguuni is located next to Fortum's headquarter and it is great that we can with the help of solar panels and battery solutions make Laguuni a forerunner in environmental issues.