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Solar Panel Sails Move To Design Phase.

Earth Techling. 22nd August 2011.

An innovative concept of using solar panels as both sails and photovoltaic energy producers on ships is moving forward to the “detailed design” phase, according to developer Eco Marine Power. The Fukuoka, Japan-based company is promoting its concept as a way for shipping lines to green up their operations.  Read more...

Interview with Greg Atkinson, Director of Eco Marine Power

EEWeb Electrical Engineering Community. 30th July 2011.

Discussion regarding renewable energy technologies being developed for shipping including the Tonbo solar-electric hybrid ferry and the Aquarius wind & solar power system. Read more...

Sustainable Shipping awards shortlist of nominees announced

Sustainable Shipping News. 1st June 2011.

The shortlist of nominees for the 2011 Sustainable Shipping Awards, to be held at an industry ceremony in London in July, has been revealed. Read more...

Eco Marine Power Launches Eco Ship Study

Hellenic Shipping News. 13th May 2011.

Eco Marine Power (EMP) yesterday announced that it has commenced a study to investigate how its Aquarius wind and solar marine power system could be incorporated into a future eco ship specifically designed to minimise fuel consumption and reduce noxious gas emissions. Read more...

Ecomarine Power to launch dragonfly-inspired solar-electric vessel in 2012

Ecoseed. 12th May 2011.

Eco Marine Power, a Japan-based company that develops solar, wind and electric marine power and propulsion systems, will launch its Tonbo Hybrid Marine Power solar-electric vessel next year. Read more...

Eco Marine Power starts development of eco solar ferry Medaka

Ecoseed. 28th April 2011.

Eco Marine Power Ltd., a Japan-based company that develops solar, wind and electric marine power and propulsion systems, will be developing a solar ferry called Medaka, which will cater to water commuters. Read more...

Solar Sail Technology the Powering Force behind International Shipping

Emerging Technology News. 28th February 2011.

Ships have been crossing the ocean for a long time, originally harnessing the power of the wind in their sales, and then using fossil fuels to power tankers which give off carbon emissions and contribute to global warming. But now solar sail technology has been introduced to the shipping industry, which uses energy from the sun to power the ship for a more eco-friendly way of getting from port to port. Read more...

Wind-Powered Cargo Ships Make a Comeback

Clean Technica. 28th February 2011.

Sailing ships once carried much of the world’s cargo across the seas, until canvas sheets were replaced by low-grade “bunker” oil. Now it appears that wind power is about to make a comeback, in the form of rigid “sails” that double as solar panels. The patent-pending technology, called the Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System, is being developed by a company called Eco Marine Power. The dream of a high tech, sustainable energy cargo ship has been percolating for a number of years now, but it hasn’t caught on in a big way, so let’s see if this new system is The One. Read More...

Eco Marine Power Developing Solar Sails to Power Ships

inhabitat.com. 25th Feburary 2011.

Traditionally wind power has enabled man to travel the seas, but in recent years, fossil fuels and nuclear power have taken over. However, Japanese company Eco Marine Power are harking back to days of yore, but this time with a renewable energy twist. The energy firm has developed rigid sails that are installed with solar models and the system, called The Aquarius, is able to collect both solar and wind energy to power ships. Read more...

Eco Marine Power Unveils Tonbo- Hybrid Vessel

Marine Insight. 26th January 2011.

Eco Marine Power in collaboration with partner firms have come up with a design for a hybrid vessel that comprises within it, both Eco- friendly marine technology as well the newest in green technology. This hybrid ship, to be called the Tonbo, uses the latest in lithium battery technology among other features to improve efficacy of the vessel. The ship uses a solar panel on the roof to charge the lithium batteries, thereby exemplifying its pro- environmental capabilities. Read More...



 
         
 

 
 
 
 
 
Renewable Energy Battery Solutions Ready for Ships

Renewable Energy Battery Solutions Ready for Ships

High Quality Batteries from Furukawa Battery Accepted for Use by ClassNK Fukuoka, Japan – 25th August - Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that in co-operation with The Furukawa Battery Company of Japan, it is now able to offer a range of marine battery solutions for use on-board ships or for marine related applications such as offshore platforms & renewable energy projects. This range of high quality and long-life batteries from Furukawa Battery have also been accepted for use on classed vessels ... Read more
Eco Marine Power Completes Aquarius MAS + Solar Evaluation Trials on Blue Star Delos

Eco Marine Power Completes Aquarius MAS + Solar Evaluation Trials on Blue Star Delos

Aquarius MAS + Solar and Aquarius Marine Solar Power ready for commercial release. Fukuoka, Japan – 2nd June 2015 – As a result of the recent successful completion of sea trials on-board the high speed car and passenger ferry, Blue Star Delos, Eco Marine Power (EMP) has now cleared the Aquarius MAS + Solar and Aquarius Marine Solar Power solutions for commercial release. During two days of testing and evaluation on the 17th and 19th May, 2015, the performance of the Aquarius MAS + Solar trial system on-board Delo... Read more
Onomichi Marine Tech Center To Be Established

Onomichi Marine Tech Center To Be Established

Teramoto Iron Works and Eco Marine Power to establish Marine Technology Test Facility Fukuoka, Japan – 1st May 2015 - Eco Marine Power (EMP) in co-operation with its strategic partner, Teramoto Iron Works Co. Ltd., announced today that the two companies have agreed to establish a development and test facility in Onomichi, Hiroshima, focused on marine technologies for the shipping and offshore industries. The new facility, to be known as the Onomichi Marine-Tech Test Center or Onomichi MTTC, will be co-located a... Read more
Marine Solar Power Solution Receives Acceptance

Marine Solar Power Solution Receives Acceptance

Eco Marine Power's Renewable Energy Solution for Shipping Recognized by ClassNK Fukuoka, Japan - 13th April 2015 - Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has received acceptance from ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) for its Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution as installed on classed vessels. The acceptance of this system is a major step forward for EMP and brings to the shipping market a renewable energy solution that can be integrated with other systems on-board ships. Eco Marine Power will now move forw... Read more
Triad Ltd and EMP Sign Support Agreement

Triad Ltd and EMP Sign Support Agreement

Support Hub for Eco Marine Power established in Piraeus, Greece.Fukuoka, Japan - 9th December 2014 - As part of its product rollout strategy Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has signed a support agreement with Theodosiou Bros Ltd (TRIAD Ltd) of Piraeus, Greece.  This agreement between EMP and TRIAD Ltd will lead to the establishment of a technical support hub in Greece from which the companies will be able to provide jointly, a variety of technical services related to EMP's products and solutions... Read more
Aquarius MAS with Marine Solar Power Installed on Blue Star Delos

Aquarius MAS with Marine Solar Power Installed on Blue Star Delos

First ever installation of integrated Aquarius MAS with Marine Solar Power Fukuoka, Japan - 30th October 2014 - Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that together with strategic partners it has installed an Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) integrated with a marine solar panel array on-board the Blue Star 'Delos'. The Aquarius MAS has been installed as part of a joint renewable energy project with Blue Star Ferries and the approximately 2kW trial solar array on-board the vessel is now in ... Read more
Furukawa Battery Joins Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project

Furukawa Battery Joins Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project

Leading Manufacturer of Energy Storage Solutions Supplies Battery Pack for Shipping Trial Fukuoka, Japan – 7th October 2014 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that The Furukawa Battery Co. Ltd., has joined the Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project and has supplied batteries for use onboard the ship Blue Star Delos. The ongoing Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project will evaluate in stages, a number of innovative solutions developed by Eco Marine Power (EMP) and its strategic... Read more
Eco Marine Power Short-Listed for Two Ship Efficiency Awards

Eco Marine Power Short-Listed for Two Ship Efficiency Awards

Fukuoka, Japan - 8th September 2014 - Eco Marine Power is pleased to announce that it has been named as a finalist in two categories of the inaugural Ship Efficiency Awards 2014. The Ship Efficiency Awards 2014, hosted by Lloyd's Register and organised by Fathom, will recognise and celebrate the organisations and individuals within the maritime sector that excel in efficient operations, implement fresh thinking, offer proven efficiency benefits and technological innovation. Eco Marine Power has been short-listed in... Read more
Blue Star Ferries and Eco Marine Power Launch Shipping Renewable Energy Innovation Project

Blue Star Ferries and Eco Marine Power Launch Shipping Renewable Energy Innovation Project

Companies to Jointly Deploy and Evaluate Innovative Marine Renewable Energy Solutions Fukuoka, Japan – 6th August 2014 – Eco Marine Power announced today that it has begun a project to jointly deploy and evaluate with Blue Star Ferries of Greece, a range of innovative renewable energy related technologies for shipping including the Aquarius Management and Automation System (MAS) with an integrated marine solar power system. The Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project is a major step forward towards ma... Read more
MINs Control Systems Solution & Eco Marine Power Sign Agreement

MINs Control Systems Solution & Eco Marine Power Sign Agreement

Sales & Technical Support Agreement Signed for Singapore & Myanmar Fukuoka, Japan - 7th July 2014 - Eco Marine Power (EMP) today announced that it has entered into a sales & support agreement with MINs Control Systems Solution Pte. Ltd. (MCSS) to sell & support EMP's innovative renewable energy solutions for shipping in Singapore & Myanmar. These solutions include marine solar power systems and the Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS). The Aquarius MAS is a cost effective alarm ha... Read more
 
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Hybrid marine power & propulsion 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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Eco Marine Power works with shipyards & ship owners to develop energy efficient ferry, workboat, unmanned surface vessels (USV's) and other smaller ship designs that utilize the latest in renewable energy and green shipping technologies. These technologies include flexible solar panels, energy storage solutions, the Aquarius MAS & our innovative EnergySail.

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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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