We first reported on SkySails back in 2006. Since then, we've been following the sea trials and the progress as this has moved towards implementation, and now, the first ship making a SkySail augmented trip is on its way from Germany to Venezuela.
It's wonderful to see a technology we've been following go from conceptual idea to an actual implementation. Cutting 10-15 percent of fuel used is a good step, in and of itself. But since oceangoing vessels typically burn some of the most polluting fuels, there could be even greater benefits as additional vessels begin using SkySails.
The image shows the vessel at dock with its sail in the parked position.
written by Mark Thien, January 26, 2008
written by PVgeek, January 26, 2008
written by Lynn, January 28, 2008
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