Marine engineers testing solar-powered sails for commercial ships

(FUKUOKA, Japan) — Marine engineers from Japan have designed a solar-energy-equipped metal sail for commercial ships, the news website reported. The devices harness both wind and sun energy to help reduce fossil-fuel at sea. The company Eco Marine Power is testing the EnergySail system and is working on making them automatically align themselves with the wind and weather.

Click here to view the website's story and an architect's rendering.

By Professional Mariner Staff