Wind energy for our ships?

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Wind energy for our ships?

Post by Dreamweaver » 09 Apr 2018, 22:34

As the maritime industry marches through the era of stringent environmental regulations and increasing fuel costs, shipping companies and organizations are spending considerable amount of resources to search for viable alternative green ship technologies which would not only help in successfully powering the ships but also satisfy the growing demands of environmental protection norms.

In a recent issue of the Horizon, Lloyd’s Register provided a set of projects which involved ships successfully using wind power in future. According to the test results of one of the concepts, experts believe that if wind power is utilized in the right way, then fuel savings of up to 50% are possible especially on the windy routes.

A number of projects are under development around the world to undertand the benefits of wind power for the shipping industry. Mentioned below are some of the major green ship concepts and technologies which are expected to produce favorable results to the shipping industry.

https://www.marineinsight.com/green-shi ... nd-energy/
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Post by Warrigal » 10 Apr 2018, 08:21

Fascinating idea.
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Re: Wind energy for our ships?

Post by Perrorist » 10 Apr 2018, 08:44

Sort of like hybrid cars. Makes sense if it avoids pollution.

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Re: Wind energy for our ships?

Post by terra » 12 Apr 2018, 11:21

Makes sense to me !

Wait a minute.... that's not a new idea !
Sailing ships have been around forever.
Captain Cook came to Australia in one.... no fuel required.
The latest advances in Yacht design over the past couple of years now sees specially built Yachts reaching speeds of 80 to 100 kph.
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