Yacht Runs On Wind Energy (Even With No Sails)

Yacht Runs On Wind Energy (Even With No Sails)
Design

A eco-friendly boat uses wind to power a lithium-ion battery system.

Naresh Kumar
  • 5 october 2010

International Battery, a green technology company, and Electric Marine Propulsion recently partnered to build a yacht that can run on wind energy even when its sails are lowered. The Tang is made from carbon-fiber and is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that is charged by wind and spins the vessel’s propellers. The yacht is also equipped with two 22-kilowatt diesel generators that generate energy to power the batteries. Make no mistake, the yacht does not compromise on its luxury- it features a flat-screen TV, LED lighting, two refrigerator-freezers, air-conditioner and all the other shiny objects that are typically associated with a luxury boat.

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