Eco Marine Power, a Japanese company, has offered to combine classic sails and solar panels. Theoretically, such solution will allow quitting fossil fuels. A vessel will move thanks to its electric motor, powered by solar panels. If there is a lack of sunshine, the vessel’s sail system will help to avoid problems.
Experts consider this idea to be very interesting. If such projects are successfully implemented, this will represent a real revolution in the field of maritime transport and logistics. On the other hand, the technology has not been tried and tested yet, moreover, the electric system device and batteries in particular are still debatable.
Possibly very soon the world will speak about one more Japanese technological miracle – ships with solar sails.