Launching Kite Power

John Konrad
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December 16, 2007

The 433 ft long MS

The 433 ft long “Beluga SkySails” in an undated image. Turning ocean winds into gold while cutting greenhouse emissions in the process might sound like some sort of alchemy for the 21st century. The ship will make its maiden voyage in January across the Atlantic to Venezuela, up to Boston and back to Europe. It will be pulled by a giant computer-guided $725,000 kite tethered to the mast.


More photos can be found HERE.

Note: We have updated this post in a comprehensive look at Green Ship Propulsion

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