New ship with solar sails harnesses the power of the sun and wind simultaneously

The sails, developed by Japan’s Eco Marine Power (EMP) are an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, solar panels, storage modules and computers. The technology would enable ships to use solar and wind energy simultaneously. In 2019, the first energy sails would be tested with Hisafuku Kisen K.K. The project is expected to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Read More

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