Green ship powered by the sun, the wind, and the waves–not just for fun

Reuters reports on a freighter being launched that relies on green sources for power. “The albatross gets 98 per cent of its energy for flight from the wind and two per cent from its wings,” says Lena Blomqvist, Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s vice president with responsibility for the environment. According to the story, “[p]ropulsion for the five-hulled ship, named after an endangered species of dolphin, would come from high-tech sails and a set of pods below the water line that would trap the energy of the waves. Additionally, solar cells in the sails would charge fuel cells to power electric motors.”

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