Kite-Fueled Cargo Ship Completes Maiden Voyage, Saves 20% on Energy (Video)

Kite-Fueled Cargo Ship Completes Maiden Voyage, Saves 20% on Energy (Video)

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Beluga_SkySails.jpgThe world’s first commerical ship partially powered by a giant kite successfully crossed the Atlantic producing energy savings of between 15 and 20 percent during the 14-day voyage from Germany to Venezuela, while cutting down on CO2 emissions.

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  1. Wow!! What an amazing story. 15 to 20 percent is such a great saving for this industry. They have been trying to save fuel in small amounts for years. Who would have thought – a giant kite could do it. Someone did ! Inspiring, thanks M.