“Wind in my ship not sail”

A Norwegian firm has unveiled plans for a radical new cargo ship with a hull so large it acts as a sail. The Vindskip, designed by Lade AS, uses a hull designed to act as a giant airfoil

 

The makers of the wind-powered hybrid merchant ship say that while engines are still needed, their design could achieve fuel savings of 60 per cent while reducing emissions by 80 per cent.

Special software will monitor the wind conditions and calculate the best route for the ship.

 
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2426577/Vindskip-cargo-vessels-huge-hull-acts-SAIL.html#ixzz2fe6potnz
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