Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) today announced that it is continuing the development of the Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System (Patent Pending) for ships and ocean going vessels. This innovative eco-friendly marine power solution will use specially designed rigid sail panels fitted with solar modules to collect wind and solar energy onboard ships as a means to lower their fuel consumption, lessen the vessels noxious gas emissions and reduce their carbon footprint.
The decision to proceed with the development of the Aquarius System was made after an extensive feasibility study was conducted in 2010. This study found that wind and solar power could be harnessed by ships in a cost effective manner by utilising the latest solar module technology, a modern onboard control & navigation system and an advanced rigid sail concept.
Although the EMP Aquarius System is being initially designed for large ships, much of the technology being developed will also be suitable for smaller vessels such as coastal freighters, passenger ferries and tourist boats. A study is also being conducted to determine if it would be feasible to use the system on naval and government vessel such as patrol ships.
Eco Marine Power is currently working together with a number of development partners in several countries to complete the detailed design and a prototype of the system is scheduled to be ready for preliminary testing in early 2012.
EMP is also seeking to work with shipping companies and shipyards to help refine the design and assist with prototype testing and preliminary sea trials.
To read the full version of this press release please follow this link: Eco Marine Power Continues Development of Aquarius Solar and Wind Power System for Ships
About Eco Marine Power
Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. is an internationally focused technology company based in Fukuoka, Japan, that develops innovative eco-friendly solar, wind, electric and hybrid marine power and propulsion solutions. The company also designs cutting edge eco-friendly vessel concepts that incorporate the latest green energy technology and is currently working on a number of design projects including the solar-electric Hybrid Marine Power (HMP) vessel - Tonbo.
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