07 Aug '17, 4am

Ship to Be Powered by PV System, Hard Sails

"M/V Belgrano" is one of the candidate ships for the Aquarius MRE (source: EMP) The Aquarius MRE solution (source: EMP) Eco Marine Power Co Ltd (EMP) (Fukuoka City) announced July 26, 2017, that it has started to prepare for the offshore trial operation of the "Aquarius MRE" renewable energy solution for ships in cooperation with Hisafuku Kisen KK (Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture), which is EMP's strategic parter and a ship owner. The Aquarius MRE is an integrated system consisting of hard sails, solar panels, energy storage modules and a computer for ships. By using renewable energy (wind and solar power) for propulsion, it reduces fuel consumption, air pollusion and CO2 emissions, according to EMP. An array of hard sails is optimally arranged in accordance with weather conditions automatically. And they can be stored in a bad weather or when not in use. Based on the ...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/atclen/news_en/15mk/08050150...

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