Monday, January 21, 2008

Kite Powered Ship Expected to Save 35% of Fuel Debarks

Germany (TGW) – The world’s first commercial ship partly powered by a giant kite set sail from Germany today, and will make port in Venezuela in two weeks.

Click to enlarge. Source:Telegraph
The Deutsche Post’s MS Beluga SkySails,will be the first commercial ship to use one of SkySail’s kite-like wind propulsion system.

Depending on the wind conditions, Deutsche Post said fuel costs could be lowered by between 10 and 35 percent.

The boat is expected to save $410,000 a year.

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