Monday, January 28, 2008

Cargo Ship Saves Fuel with Kite!

by Vinny

Just recently, a cargo ship was tested in Europe to see if Beluga SkySails' new giant kite would work with reducing fuel use. It is 191 square yards and is in the shape of a paraglider. This also comes with a automated system to check the weather to see if the kite would do any good on helping to pull the boat. It was said that it cut down on fuel consumption by 10-15%.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does the cost savings in fuel offset the cost of the kite?