Eco Marine Power - Aquarius system development continues - 23rd February 2011
Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP)(www.ecomarinepower.com) has 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.
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.
Ohori Capital is assisting with the development of the system and is also a major shareholder in Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd.
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.