Beluga’s SkySail Could Cut Fuel Consumption 30%
German shipping firm Beluga will launch its latest containership with a giant kite that flies 1,000 feet above the bow, Business 2.0 reports. It will cut fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent.
With carbon emissions from the shipping industry set to jump 75 percent by 2027, hybrid freighters may soon become a permanent fixture, according to the article.
SkySail, the company that created the kite, is targeting cruise ships, cargo vessels, oil tankers, fish trawlers, and big yachts.
The cost is $400,000-$800,000 per vessel and fuel savings (it’s not clear if this is for Beluga’s containership) are estimated at $1200 per day.
Energy Manager News
- Making the IoT Work for Building Managers
- There’s Nothing More Sacred Than Coal in Coal Country. Ask Hillary Clinton
- SunPower and the Army Work on Solar Project in Alabama
- Climate and Energy Policies Working
- ERC: Price Benchmark Trends Week Ending April 29, 2016
- Xcel Energy Files to Refund $15M to Colorado Electric Customers
- New Retail Marketplace, MassEnergyRates.com, Launches in the Bay State
- Will Utilities Lease Rooftops of Commercial Buildings for Solar Power Generation?