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Wind and Solar Marine Power

Renewable Energy Solutions for Low Emission Shipping

From small powered pleasure craft and ferries to large super-tankers, the limitless energy of the wind and sun can be used in order to help power ships thereby reducing fuel consumption, the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and noxious exhaust emissions.

Using a variety of TechnoloInstallation of Solar Power Array on Shipgies including the patented Aquarius MRE, Eco Marine Power (EMP) is working with ship owners, shipping lines, ship managers and shipyards on solutions for new or existing vessels that will help these ships take advantage of the latest technologiesto harness the power of renewable energy.

Some ideal applications for the use of wind and solar power include cruise boats, tourist catamarans, fishing vessels, offshore support vessels, survey ships, oil tankers, cargo ships, RoRo ships, patrol vessels and passenger ferries.

Not only do the renewable energy systems developed by EMP reduce fuel consumption but they can also effectively increase the operating range of vessels - ideal for coatsguard, research and survey ships for example.

Aquarius MRE and other technologies being developed by EMP will help drive shipping towards a greener future and contribute to the global reduction of harmful gas emissions from the world's shipping fleets.

EMP technologies will play an important role in assisting shipyards meet energy efficiency design index (EEDI) requirements and ship owners comply with pollution reduction regulations.

Marine Solar Power Systems

Marine solar power systems can be installed on large ships such as car carriers, bulkers, passenger ferries and oil tankers plus on smaller ships such as commuter ferries, river boats and recreational vessels..

An EMP integrated marine solar power system includes a reliable computer management and monitoring system known as the Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS), a high performance battery pack, MPPT charge controllers and marine-grade solar panels. This integrated system can be used to provide either DC or AC power to a ship or vessel.Eco Marine Power Aquarius MAS KEI3240 CPU

The Aquarius MAS is a cost effective alarm handling, performance monitoring and data logging platform suitable for a wide range of ships. The system is based upon the type approved KEI 3240 Data Logger which is already in use on hundreds of vessels.

EMP can also provide a turn-key service including system design & installation along with our technical support partners. For more information please see: Aquarius MAS + Marine Solar Power

Wind Power with Rigid Sails

EMP's EnergySail technology (Patent Pending) allows ship to harness the power via a computer controlled rigid sail or rigid sail array. Typically an EnergySail array would be incoporated into an Aquaris MRE solution but the installation of an EnergySail as a standalone device is possible.

EnergySail by Eco Marine PowerAn EnergySail can also include marine grade solar panels either on the sail itself located near the sail. The flexible nature of the EnergySail design will also allow for it to be upgraded during the life-cycle of the ship it is fitted to so that newer technologies can be incorporated as they become available such as more efficient solar modules or panels.

Other technologies can also be fitted to the EnergySail including wind power generating devices.

In addition to being suitable for ocean-going ships including RoRo vessels, cruise ships and large passenger ferries, several variations of the EnergySail are being developed which will be suitable for smaller vessels including Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV's) and Autonomous ships and vessels.

Technologies associated with the EnergySail are also suitable for offshore renewable energy projects and land-based renewable energy projects.

An example of how the EnergySail could be incorporated into a modern ship design is the Aquarius Eco Ship. This low emission - sustainable ship design concept includes an EnergySail array and other technologies so that solar & wind power can be used to reduce fuel consumption and lower noxious gas emissions.


 

 

Aquarius MRE® and EnergySail® are registed trademarks of Eco Marine Power Co.Ltd. Aquarius MAS is a trademark of Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd.


See also: Marine Solar Panels & Solar Power | Green Shipping | Aquarius Wind & Solar Power System

 
         
 

 
 
 
 
 
Aquarius MRE Project and Shipowner Prepare for Sea Trials

Aquarius MRE Project and Shipowner Prepare for Sea Trials

World first deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system to commence during 2018 Fukuoka, Japan – 26th July 2017 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that it has begun preparing for sea trials of its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) solution in co-operation with strategic partners and ship owner Hisafuku Kisen K.K. of Onomichi, Japan. This preparatory work will lead to the world’s first installation of an integrated rigid sail and solar power system for ships using EMP’s patented te... Read more
Eco Marine Power Signs MOU for Supply of Aquarius MAS + Solar

Eco Marine Power Signs MOU for Supply of Aquarius MAS + Solar

Fukuoka, Japan – 18th May 2017 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Singapore based shipping company to supply its Aquarius Management and Automation (MAS) + Solar solution. The solution will also include hardware and software that will allow ships to monitor fuel oil consumption in real time, automatically calculate NOx/SOx/CO2 emissions and interface with marine solar power systems. Initially one ship in the fleet will be installed with the... Read more
Renewable Energy Solutions for Offshore Applications

Renewable Energy Solutions for Offshore Applications

Marine solar power, batteries, mounting frames and computer systems to be customized for jack-up rigs and offshore platforms. Fukuoka, Japan – 26th April 2017 – As part of an ongoing strategy to bring renewable energy solutions to the maritime sector, Eco Marine Power (EMP) along with its strategic partners will jointly offer products and solutions for offshore applications including offshore wind platforms, oil rigs and jack-up systems. These products and solutions will incorporate marine solar power, ba... Read more
Global Study into use of Wind and Solar Power on Ships

Global Study into use of Wind and Solar Power on Ships

Fukuoka, Japan - 8th February 2017 - In co-operation with several shipping companies and technology partners, Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that it has begun a detailed study focused on the practical applications of its patented EnergySail® and Aquarius MRE® technologies. The study will cover the engineering aspects of installing an EnergySail or Aquarius MRE based solution on a variety of ships and the expected Fuel Oil Consumption (FOC) and CO2 savings that can be achieved in an operational... Read more
Eco Marine Power Granted Patent for Rigid Sail Device

Eco Marine Power Granted Patent for Rigid Sail Device

Innovative rigid sail design able to provide a source of clean power that will aid in the reduction of CO2 emissions in the shipping sectorFukuoka, Japan – 26th October 2016 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) a developer of fuel and emission reduction solutions for ships, is pleased to announce that a patent covering core elements of its EnergySail® technology has been granted by the Japan Patent Office. The granting of this patent will allow for the licensing of the technology to proceed so that commercial production of the... Read more

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016 Exhibitor Interview

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016 Exhibitor Interview – Eco Marine Power. Greg Atkinson, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Eco Marine Power (EMP) talks about the company and various R&D projects that are focused on renewable energy solutions for ships. In particular the development of Aquarius MRE (Marine Renewable Energy) is discussed. The patented Aquarius MRE is an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, marine-grade solar panels, energy storage modules and marine computers that will enable ... Read more
Updated Fuel Consumption & Emissions Monitoring Software Released

Updated Fuel Consumption & Emissions Monitoring Software Released

Aquarius MAS on Blue Star Delos upgraded with new software which allows real-time reporting and logging of fuel consumption and emissions Fukuoka, Japan – 22nd July 2016 – As part of the ongoing Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project, Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that the Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) installed on Blue Star Delos has been updated with new fuel oil consumption (FOC) and emissions monitoring software. This updated software combined with the Aquarius... Read more
U.S. Patent for Eco Marine Power

U.S. Patent for Eco Marine Power

Eco Marine Power to Consider Joint Development Projects in the United States Fukuoka, Japan – 4th July 2016 – In another major step towards bringing renewable energy to shipping, Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that it has been granted a United States Patent for technology related to its wind and solar power system for ships – Aquarius MRE. As a result, EMP now intends to explore joint development project opportunities in the United States and is currently considering a number of options. Technologi... Read more
Production of First EnergySail Begins at Factory

Production of First EnergySail Begins at Factory

Automated rigid sail set to bring back wind-assisted propulsion for shipping. Onomichi, Japan – 8th April 2016 – In another important step towards bringing its rigid sail technology onto ships Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that work has commenced on the production of an EnergySail in Onomichi, Japan. This first ever factory produced EnergySail is being manufactured by EMP's strategic partner - Teramoto Iron Works. The EnergySail® (patent pending) is an automated rigid sail device that enables shi... Read more
Marine Solar Power Product Range Announced

Marine Solar Power Product Range Announced

Innovative Solar Power Solutions and Products for Shipping and Maritime Applications Fukuoka, Japan - 16th February 2016 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) today announced that it has finalised its range of marine solar power solutions and related products. The solutions include Aquarius Marine Solar Power and Aquarius MAS + Solar in addition to standalone products such as class-approved marine batteries and marine solar panel frame kits. These products and solutions are suitable for use on ships, offshore platforms and... Read more
 
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Hybrid marine power solutions save fuel, reduce pollution and are cost effective. Eco Marine Power is at the forefront of developing low emission & fuel efficient solutions for shipping and has a range of innovative technologies available now. Our computer systems also provide a control interface between renewable energy & other power systems on-board ships.
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Eco Marine Power is at the forefront of developing and supplying innovative marine renewable energy technologies for shipping which harness the power of the sun & wind. These solutions include our Aquarius MRE System, EnergySail & Aquarius Marine Solar Power which reduce fuel consumption, lower noxious gas emissions and deliver cost benefits.

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The Aquarius Management and Automation System or Aquarius MAS is a cost effective alarm handling, monitoring, process handling and data logging platform suitable for a wide range of ships. The system is based upon the reliable and robust KEI 3240 Data Logger and is class approved. The Aquarius MAS can also monitor fuel use & calculate vessel emissions.

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Finding the right solar, wind, electric or hybrid marine power solution can be a daunting task so Eco Marine Power works with shipyards and ship owners to help them find the best system for their needs. EMP also developments low emission & sustainable shipping concepts and designs using marine renewable energy technologies & advanced computer systems.
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