Gallery: Eco Marine Power Developing Solar Sails to Power Ships


Traditionally wind power has enabled man to travel the seas, but in recent years, fossil fuels and nuclear power have taken over. However, Japanese company Eco Marine Power are harking back to days of yore, but this time with a renewable energy twist. The energy firm has developed rigid sails that are installed with solar models and the system, called The Aquarius, is able to collect both solar and wind energy to power ships.

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  1. Gautham Ramesh April 7, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Sounds all cool but it will barely make a dent in the energy consumption. Especially a model like the one depicted here. Using a panel as a sail will not catch enough wind and the angle at which it needs to be aligned to catch wind will render it useless as a solar panel. Sort of contradicting functions.
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  2. quigzsolar March 19, 2011 at 1:57 am

    I am using solar panels to increase my miles per gallon on my car. But am always interested in new ways to incorporate solar to save some cash. For anyone who is interested, you can check my status at my blog, here:

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